HASSELBERG, Oscar Frederick
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Date 19 April 1897 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 12 October 1917 Age 20 years
Address at Enlistment 206 North Street, Timaru
Occupation Storeman
Previous Military Experience Territorials - discharged unfit
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin . . . . HESSELBERG, 206 North Street, Timaru
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Post-war Occupations

Railway employee; watersider


Date 14 January 1967 Age 69 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 128, Plot 652
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Oscar Frederick Hasselberg was born on 19 April 1897 at timaru, the son of Peter Adolphus Hasselberg from Sweden and his English wife, Mary née Cook. Oscar and his siblings featured at the Cullmantown Sabbath School prize distributions, His brother Willie died as the result of an accident on his way to school in 1906, aged 10 years. Oscar served as a Quarantine Island Guard. Oscar married Mary Evelyn Arras in 1924, at St Mary's, Timaru. His brother, Dan Hasselberg, a police constable in Wellington, was called up. Dan died in 1918, from influenza complicated by pnemonia..


Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [09 September 2017]

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