DRIVER HENRY GEORGE PAM
AUSTRALIAN FIELD ARTILLERY
1ST OCTOBER 1917 AGE 24
BURIED: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM
According to one witness in Pam's Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau file:
"Pam was a driver in the 4th Battery and was on the same team with me when he was hit on the 29th Sept at Ypres on the Menin Road. We were on an ammunition wagon. He was hit in the leg, foot and head, and taken to the D/S (Dressing Station)."
From the Dressing Station he was taken to No. 17 Casualty Clearing Station and it was from here that the Officer in Command wrote on 28 November 1917:
"He was admitted to this hospital in a critical condition, having been severely wounded by shell in leg and abdomen. His condition did not improve at all and he died as a result of these wounds at 2pm on 1.10.17. He was buried on 3.10.17 in the Soldier's Cemetery near to this hospital, his grave being duly marked and registered."
A boot maker in civilian life, Pam enlisted on 21 August 1914 and served in Gallipoli throughout the campaign before arriving in France in March 1916. His mother, Caroline Pam, chose his inscription.