Reginald Pascoe 1890 – 1917


Nottingham Yeomanry Regimental Badge
Nottingham Yeomanry Regimental Badge
Plan of Jerusalem War Cemetery
Plan of Jerusalem War Cemetery Grave ref: Y 57
Photograph from Buxton Advertiser
Photograph from Buxton Advertiser 2014

Report on Reginald’s death in Buxton Advertiser 5th January 1918. It is with deep regret that we chronicle the death in action of a well known Buxton young man. Reginald Pascoe has found a soldiers grave in Palestine, and his passing will evoke the deepest sympathy of his many friends in the town. Deceased fell on the 28th November, and he was 27yrs of age. He joined up with the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, and had been in Salonika and Egypt . Deceased’s athletic capabilities  were such as to place him in the foremost rank of this town’s young sportsmen. He was an “all-round” man, and as a long distance runner with the Buxton Harriers he carried off a series of first prizes. In business the late soldier was with Messers. A Nixon & Sons, Ltd Market Place, where he gained the reputation of an excellent salesman. With Mrs Pascoe and child the sincerest sympathy will be felt.  

1890: Reginald was born in the O/N/D Qtr 1890

1891 Census: the family were living at 33 Eastwood Street, Rotherham, Yorkshire, Reginald was the son of Henry (Builder) and Ellen (Nellie) Pascoe. He had two older sisters, Eveline and Daisy.

1901 Census: The family were living at 32 Clifton Lane, Rotherham, and another sister, Lily, had been born. Reginald’s mother died, in Buxton, in 1904
1911 Census: Lived at 42 Fairfield Road (1911 census) as a boarder with the Whitham Family, working as Pawn Brokers Assistant for Messers.  A  Nixon & Son, Market Place, Buxton.

1914: Reginald married Maud Rachel Pike , J/F/M Vol 7b Page 1263. They had one son, Harry, born in the J/A/S Qtr 1914.

42 Fairfield Road the home Reginald left behind to go to War
42 Fairfield Road 2014 the home Reginald left behind to go to War

Service: Household Cavalry and the Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps). Notts Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers). Service No: Pte 276205
Death: 28th November 1917 Egyptian Theatre Plot Y 57.

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