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Edmund Bassett

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  • Service number
    25/162 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Sergeant AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, B Company AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edmund AWMM
  • Surname
    Bassett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    25/162 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Bunnythorpe, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Bunnythorpe, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Labourer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.E. Bassett (wife), Weber, via Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25/162 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    London Gazette, 9 December 1916, p12058, Rec No228: AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 5 February 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 42 or HMNZT 43 or HMNZT 44 AWMM
    Vessel was Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua AWMM
    Rifleman AWMM
    3rd Battalion, B Company AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Sergeant AWMM
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, B Company AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Edmund Bassett was the son of Francis and Sarah Bassett; husband of A. E. Bassett, of High St. North, Dannevirke, New Zealand. Born at Bunnythorpe, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    31 AWMM
  • Date of death
    23 November 1917 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Belgium AWMM
  • Death notes
    Belgium AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
  • Grave reference
    XXVII BB 15A AWMM
  • Memorial name
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  • Edmund was my Grandfather, I am the youngest of his 11 Grandchildren.. He was such a handsome guy, he wrote many letters home to Nana, including letters to his boys. Encouraging them to do well at school and talking about the things they would do when he came home. He wrote very graphic letters about the battles he fought in, mentioning names of mates he had come across from his village, Weber. Dannevirke. His description of trench life and advances on the front line give a clear picture of the terrible conditions they had to put up with. Losing mates during battles, so devastating for him. After being wounded in battle and being sent to hospital in London he writes back to Nana two days later to describe how he was injured and the tough, crawl to the trench then the journey to get to help for his injuries. Unknown to him he is telling Nana all about the battle that was to earn him
    Public - Ann - Other Relative - 18 May 2015

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