condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Trevor Norman Bassett

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Trevor Norman AWMM
  • Surname
    Bassett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ401719 AWMM
    • WWII 401719 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
    1919 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr A.A. Bassett (father), 44 First Avenue, Mt Roskill, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›
  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ401719 AWMM
    • WWII 401719 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

Contribute ›
  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died from injuries sustained in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
    • Trevor Bassett was the son of A. A. Bassett and Martha Eramina Bassett, of Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.

      Educated at Seddon Memorial Technical College.

      Champion athlete in sprints and cycling.

      Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM
    • Trevor Bassett,s mothers name is Martha Mavina. (nee Patterson) Public - Ian - Other Relative - 6 April 2015 - Family Records
    • Air/Gnr: Sgt. Trevor Norman Bassett NZ/401719 RNZAF Age 21. Injured
      During a tactical reconnaissance training exercise the Lysander flew low along a railway line and struck telegraph wires before diving towards a train. A wing tip struck the tender with the Lysander crashing some 400 yards further along in a field.

      The pilot, of Danish parents was killed instantly. Sgt Bassett was taken to the Tower House Emergency Hospital at Salisbury where he died later the same day of injuries received. Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 7 November 2017 -
Read more


About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    10 February 1941 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery, Wiltshire, England AWMM Sec. M. Grave 371. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



Contribute ›
  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Memorial Drive, 1939-1945, Devonport Memorial Drive, Auckland AWMM
    • Memorial Drive, Lake Road, Devonport, Auckland AWMM

Roll of Honour

Remember Trevor Norman Bassett by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Trevor Norman Bassett

Leave a note

Contribute ›



Contribute ›


Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
07 November 2017KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
06 April 2015IanPalmerston North, New ZealandOther Relative

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons LicenseOnline Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.