Gasson, Harry


Harry Gasson

Ship: HMS Europa

Parents: Mr William & Mrs Abbey Gasson

Brothers: Tom Gasson & Dick Gasson

Address: 100 Church Street, Ore

Other Info: According to CWGC, Harry died aged 32 on 31st May 1916 whilst aboard HMS Castor during the Battle of Jutland. He is buried at Esbjerg New Cemetery, grave reference VIII.H.1. The information shows that he was married to Charlotte Swaine and lived at 148 Church Street, Ore.

Published: February 1915

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7 Replies to “Gasson, Harry”

  1. A.B. Harry Gasson was KIA on board Light Cruiser HMS “Castor” during the Battle of Jutland, 31st May 1916. He was found on 25th September 1916 and buried for nearly 100 years as “A British Seaman of the Great War” in Esbjerg Ny Kirkegårde Section H, row 8, grave 1 on 30th September 1916. Long research by two historians was accepted by MOD on 15th November 2015 as a consequence of which A.B. Harry Gasson’s new headstone will be re-dedicated in a ceremony on 31st May 2016.

  2. Harry’s wife at the time of his death was my cousin, Charlotte Swaine, not Lepper. She married Thomas Lepper some time after Harry’s death.

  3. Harry was married to my cousin Charlotte Swaine at the time of his death. She married Thomas Lepper some time after Harry’s death.

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