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Pope, John (1897–1917)

John Pope, c. 1915 photographer unknown

John Pope, c. 1915 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

JOHN POPE was born on 15th March, 1897, at Bristol, England, the son of Mr. Arthur Ernest and Mrs. Florence Choper Pope. He was educated at Henleage College, Westbury, Bristol, England, and at the Rangerite Technical School, Toowoomba, Queensland. He joined the Bank’s staff at Charters Towers, Queensland, on 4th September, 1914, and was transferred to Bowen as ledger-keeper in March, 1915.

John Pope enlisted in the A.I.F. on 1st August, 1915, No. 3411 of the 47th Battalion. He was promoted to corporal, and was in action on the Flanders front, where he was killed by a shell at Wytschaete on 12th August, 1917.

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'Pope, John (1897–1917)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/pope-john-24288/text33037, accessed 28 October 2020.

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John Pope, c. 1915 photographer unknown

John Pope, c. 1915 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour