Topic: Edmund BASSETT

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Image of Edmund BASSETT

NOK: Alice Bassett, (wife), Weber, Dannevirke.

Last Employer: F Bassett, Weber via Dannevirke, Hawkes Bay.

No previous Military Training.

Age: 29 years.                 Height: 5’9”.

Weight: 170lbs.               Chest: 35” – 39”.

Complexion: Dark.

Eyes: Brown.                    Hair: Black.

Promoted to Lance Corporal 4 June 1916.

Thankyou to Edmund's grand-daughter Ann for the photos and extra family information.


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Date of birth:22 June 1886
Date of death:23 November 1917
Place of birth:Bunnythorpe, Manawatu, New Zealand
Awards:British War Medal, Military Medal
Places of relevance:, , , , and
Last known residence:Weber via Dannevirke, Hawkes Bay.
Cause of death:Died of wounds
Place of death:Belgium
Buried where:Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Vl. XXVII.BB.15A
Marriage date:22 December 1909
Place of marriage:Palmerston North
Spouses name:Alice Elizabeth (nee Layzell) m 22 December 1909, Palmerston North, NZ
Spouses date of birth:abt 1873
Spouses date of death:23 August 1966
Children:Edmund Francis (Dannevirke 05 March 1911-), William (Weber 11 September 1912-), James Clarence (Dannevirke 21 June 1913-), , and
Fathers name:Francis Bassett
Mothers name:Sarah (née Parkins)
Parents date of marriage:12 January 1875
Siblings:Mary, Frank, Bill, Annie, and Sarah
Parents place of marriage:New Zealand
Date of arrival overseas:13 March 1916
Theatres of war:Western Front
Place of embarkation:On HMNZT 42 "Ulimaroa"
War memorial:Ohau School Roll of Honour
Place enlisted:Trentham
Christian names:Edmund
Place of arrival overseas:Suez
Service number:25/162
Religion:Plymouth Bretheren
Date enlisted:10 October 1915
Final rank:Sergeant
Regiment or service:"B" Coy 3rd Battalion, 3rd NZ Rifle Brigade
Embarkation date:05 February 1916
User reference:12.178