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John Morton Bassett

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  • Service number
    13886 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Mort Public - Max - Other Relative - 15 July 2015 - family
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Morton AWMM
  • Surname
    Bassett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Mort Public - Max - Other Relative - 15 July 2015 - family
  • Service number
    13886 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • WW2 Fibrous-plasterer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.30
    • WW2 Fibrous-plasterer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.17
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 1940-1941 Single/WWII AWMM
    • Pre 1941 Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    13886 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 1940-1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.30
      Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.30
    • WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.17
      Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.17
  • Age on enlistment

    Embarkations

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    • Embarkation details
      • WW2 Private 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.30
        30th (Mixed) Battalion 2NZEF Nom. Roll 3, p.30
        Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
      • WW2 Private 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.17
        Infantry Brigade 2NZEF Nom. Roll 5, p.17
        Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

    Prisoner of war

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    • Capture details
    • Days interned
    • Liberation date
    • POW liberation details
    • POW serial number

    Medical history

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    • Medical notes

    Last known rank

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    • Last rank
      Private AWMM
      20 Infantry Battalion AWMM

    Biographical information

    Biographical information

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    • John Bassett was the son of John Bassett and of Anne Eliza Bassett (nee Penny), of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. AWMM

    Death

    About death

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    • Age at death
      23 AWMM
    • Date of death
      15 July 1942 AWMM
    • Cause of death
    • Place of death
      Western Desert, North Africa, Africa AWMM
    • Death notes
      Western Desert AWMM
    • Cemetery name
      El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Grave reference
      XXVIII. A. 19. AWMM
    • Memorial name
    • Memorial reference
    • Obituary

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    • Thank You Where you are resting now is a lot more peaceful and relaxing then what you would have had to witness.
      Public - Darby - Other relative - 24 December 2015
    • Shame we never got to meet you! Grace (Victoria) Bassett (Great niece)
      Public - Victoria Maree - Direct descendant - 24 December 2015
    • thanks for doing what u did
      Public - Darby - Other Relative - 23 May 2015
    • He seems like he was cool.
      Public - Max - Other Relative - 23 May 2015

    Sources

    Sources

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    • External links
      Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
      http://www.cwgc.org
      Sources Used
    • Documents
      • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
        p.30 AWMM
      • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
        p.17 AWMM

    Contributors

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    DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
    24 December 2015Victoria MareeIsland Bay, Wellington Direct descendant
    15 July 2015MaxAuckland, NZOther Relative
    23 May 2015Darbyauckland nzOther Relative
    23 May 2015MaxAuckland, NZOther Relative