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Victor Pascoe

Lieutenant

8th Batt.

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss L. Beckwith
  • Plaque: 197

Additional Info

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Biography

Victor Alfred Pascoe was born in Ballarat and was a Commonwealth Public Service Clerk when he enlisted as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 8th Battalion, C Company, on 24 August 1914 at the age of 27. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914. He reported sick with influenza and was hospitalised on 8 May 1915 on the No. 19 General Hospital in Alexandria. He returned to his unit at Gallipoli briefly before being admitted to hospital again for illness (Neurasthenia*) and transferred to London aboard the Franconian. On 29 November 1915 embarked for Australia aboard the Mooltan, unfit for service.

According to his official record, Lt. Pascoe was given the ├Žall clear' and returned to duty on 20 October 1916 and re-embarked for active service on 25 October 1916. He received his final discharge orders on 8 April 1917.

Tree No. 197

  • As a psychopathological term, neurasthenia was used to denote a condition with symptoms of fatigue, anxiety, headache, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, neuralgia and depressed mood.

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour