GASON, Alfred
(Service number 6810)

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Date 17 March 1878 Place of Birth Timaru, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 20 February 1917 Age 40 yrs 11 mths
Address at Enlistment C/o Mr GREEN, Post Office Hotel, Mulwala(?)
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mr McDONALD (friend), Criterion Hotel, Mamawonga(?), Victoria, Australia
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 8 inches. Weight 174 lbs. Chest measurement 35-38 inches. Complexion clear. Eyes blue. Hair brown.

Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Station hand


Date 23 July 1947 Age 69 yrs
Place of Death Lockhart, New South Wales, Australia
Cause Accident - fractured skull
Memorial or Cemetery Lockhart General Cemetery, Lockhart, New South Wales, Australia
Memorial Reference Anglican, Plot B4
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Joseph Henry and Emily (nee HIGGINS) GASON. Alfred had been rejected previously for service because of a bad leg. Alfred died in the hospital at Lockhart after being knocked off his bicycle by a motor vehicle and suffering a fracture of the skull in the main street. The coroner that his death was accidental. Alf had been hampered by a tin boiler carried on the handle bars of the cycle and had unexpectedly swerved towards a car going in the same direction.


School Admission Registers (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [23 July 2014]; Cemetery (Find a Grave) [23 July 2014]; Cootamundra Daily Herald, NSW, 25 July 1947, Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser, NSW, 5 August 1947 (Trove, NLA) [23 July 2014]

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