Henry Knight GASKELL


GASKELL, Henry Knight

Service Number: 2375
Enlisted: 3 August 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stirling East, South Australia , 12 December 1886
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Stirling East Public School & Sturt Street School
Occupation: Fettler
Died: Killed in Action, France, 15 April 1916, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension
Memorials: Aldgate War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Crafers WW1 Memorial, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

3 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2375, Liverpool, New South Wales
6 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2375, 20th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2375, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Sydney

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The late Pte. Harry Knight Gaskell was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Gaskell, of Stirling East. He was born on December 12, 1886, and received his education at the Stirling East Public School, and the Sturt Street (Adelaide) School. At the latter institution he qualified to become a teacher, but decided to learn carpentry. Eventually he went to New South Wales, and at the time of his enlistment was in the employ of the Railway Department of that State. He went to the front with reinforcements to the 20th Battalion in August, 1915, and was killed in action on April 15, 1916. He possessed a bright and happy disposition, and was highly respected by a wide circle of friends." - from the Adelaide Register 17 May 1916 (nla.gov.au)