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Regimental number574
Date of birth--/01/1888
Place of birthBirkenhead, Cheshire, England
Other NamesGASKELL, Richard Pennington
SchoolTranmere Higher Grade School, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs Cooper, Carlton Parade, Carlton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Gaskell, 66 Portland Place, North London, England
Previous military serviceServed in 1st Surrey Territorials Regt, England as Sgt.
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF30
Promotion date: 2 August 1916

FateKilled in Action 25 February 1917
Place of death or woundingSunray Trench, Miller's Gap
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialBancourt British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row D, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Annie GASKELL, 66 Portland Place North, Clapham Road, London. Native of Birkenhead, England
Family/military connectionsNil

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