Pascoe, Eric John

24 March 1894 to 14 April 1917

War Service:
Second Lieutenant Eric John PASCOE died on 14 April 1917 aged 23 while serving with 29 Squadron Royal Flying Corps. At this time 29 Squadron was a fighter squadron flying Nieuport Scouts.

In April 1917 the Royal Flying Corps mounted an intense aerial reconnaissance effort in advance of the Battle of Arras. Although they had numerical superiority over the German Air Force many of their machines were outdated and no match for the German aircraft or their pilots’ superior tactics. By the end of the month the RFC had lost 150 aircraft and 316 aircrew. For the RFC April 1917 was always known as ‘Bloody April’.

He is buried in Izel-Les-Equerchin Communal cemetery near Arras .

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St Mildred’s church, Lee and also on the war memorial at Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames.

He was the son of Henry and Lucy Pascoe, of "Shirley", Blinco Road, Peterborough. He was born on the 24 March 1894 in Edmonton Rd. He entered Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames on 12 September 1907 and left on 1 July 1910. He achieved the London University Junior School Exam in 1909 and the London University Senior (Matriculation ) Exam in 1910. His address on entering and leaving Tiffin is listed as Shirley, Hook Road, Surbiton, Surrey. His father's occupation is listed as Deceased was Secretary of a retail furnishing company. Under occupation on leaving the school's register says gone to South Africa, career not decided.

Additional information taken from the school admission register Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames.

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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