Peter Herbert GASCOIGNE

GASCOIGNE, Peter Herbert

Service Number: 1682
Enlisted: 28 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Loxton (SA), Loxton Waikerie, South Australia
Schooling: St John's Church School, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Noreuil, France, 2 April 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Alawoona & District WW1 Honour Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Balhannah ANZAC Roll, Balhannah Soldiers' Memorial Honor Roll, Paruna Memory of the Fallen Arch Gates
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World War 1 Service

28 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 1682, 50th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, 1682, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide

Peter Gascoigne

Name: Peter Herbert Gascoigne
Service Number: 1682
Place of Birth: Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
Date of Birth: June 1892
Place of Enlistment: Adelaide
Date of Enlistment: 28 February 1916
Age at Enlistment: 23 years 8 months
Next of Kin: Mother, Ada Gascoigne
Occupation: Labourer
Religion: Church of England
Rank: Private
Peter left Adelaide with the 50th Battalion on board SS Aeneas on 1 April 1916. His unit was sent to France on 22 September. Peter was reported as missing in action on 2 April 1917 but this was later changed to killed in action. Private Peter Gascoigne was buried at the Australian Military cemetery, Noreuil. His personal effects, Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll were sent to Peter’s mother in England.


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