Edmund Bassett Unknown date of birth - Died 23 November 1917 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number25/162 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 AWMMSergeant AWMMNew Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, B Company AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Lay a poppy Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 24), Page: 6 - No known copyright r … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesEdmund AWMM SurnameBassett AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number25/162 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birthBunnythorpe, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesBunnythorpe, Manawatu, New Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationMrs A.E. Bassett (wife), Weber, via Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number25/162 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsMilitary Medal (MM) AWMMLondon Gazette, 9 December 1916, p12058, Rec No228: AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 AWMMUnknown AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM5 February 1916 AWMMWellington, New Zealand AWMM5 February 1916 AWMMHMNZT 42 , HMNZT 43 , HMNZT 44 AWMMWellington, New Zealand, Suez, Egypt AWMMDeparted - 5 February 1916 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM5 February 1916 AWMMNew Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM3rd Battalion, B Company AWMMUlimaroa or Mokoia or Navua AWMMRifleman AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 AWMMSergeant AWMMNew Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, B Company AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › 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 Contribute › Age at death31 AWMM Date of death23 November 1917 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathBelgium AWMM Death notesBelgium AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameLijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM Grave referenceXXVII BB 15A AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Edmund Bassett by laying a poppy. Cyril Royston Guyton Bassett Denys Morton Tehidy Bassett Edmund Bassett Edward Stewart Bassett Eric Gilbert Bassett Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Edmund Bassett Leave a note Contribute › Processing 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 Report Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22273256Archives NZ DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM24: 6 AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 18 May 2015AnnPongaroaOther Relative Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.