Topic: Herbert Harold Gaskin

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From research done in 2008 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: Herbert Harold Gaskin
Date of Birth: 15 July 1891
Serial number: 10/573
Occupation before enlistment: 
First known rank: Private
Embarkation date: 16 October 1914
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: Main body
Embarkation unit: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Last unit served: Wellington Infantry Regiment
Rank last held: Private
Place of death: On ship, Egypt to Gallipoli
Date of Death: 8 June 1915
Cause of death: Died of wounds
Cemetery name: Suez War Memorial Cemetery

Biographical notes: 
Herbert was admissioned to West Taratahi School on 15 July 1896.

His last New Zealand address noted on the Alphabetical Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force is: c/o Post and Telegraph Department, Dannevirke.

Herbert was wounded in action early in the campaign and was evacuated to Egypt, reportedly dangerously ill.                                                        

Obituary: Wairarapa Daily Times, 11 June 1915 in the Roll of Honour column "Death of Private H. H. Gaskin. News was received by cable this morning that Private H. H. Gaskin had died at Suez from wounds received in the fighting at Dardanelles. The late Private Gaskin, who was 24 years of age, was a member of the 17th Ruahine Regiment. He was a son of Mr George Gaskin, of Carterton, and a brother of Mrs H. Douglas, of Opaki, and was very popular with all who knew him."


Student researcher: Emily Ogilvie




Herbert Harold Gaskin

First Names:Herbert Harold
Last Name:Gaskin
Place of Birth:Carterton, Wairarapa