Tasman Walter WORSLEY


WORSLEY, Tasman Walter

Service Number: 512
Enlisted: 20 August 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kingston, Tasmania, 5 January 1886
Home Town: Queenstown, West Coast, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness (paralysis), At sea (HS Gascon), 11 July 1915, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 512, 12th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 512, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Hobart

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Tasman Walter WORSLEY was born as on 5th Jan, 1886 in Kingston, Tasmania - his birth is listed under Thomas Walter which is a transcription error

His parents were Thomas Richard WORSLEY and Charlotte WOOD - both parents were deceased when he enlisted for WW1 - his father died in 1908 and his mother in 1890 -they had at least 13 children

He enlisted on 20th August 1914 with the 12th Battalion - Unit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania on the ship  HMAT Geelong on 20th October, 1914 - Service No. 512

Tasman died on board the hospital ship (HS Gaston) off Gaba Tepe on 11th July, 1915 from acute ascending paralysis (Landys) - he was buried at sea by a ships Chaplin - he is listed on the Australian War memorial and the Lone Pine Memorial


North Western Advocate & Emu Bay Times -10th Aug 1915

KILLED IN ACTION.  WORSLEY  - On July 11, 1915 at the Dardanelles of paralysis, Tasman the dearly loved youngest son of the late Mr. Richard Worsley of Longley aged 29 years & brother of Mrs. J Moore, Elizabeth St Hobart.  He did his duty.