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Edmund Bassett

Headstone of Sergeant Edmund Bassett (25/162). Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BECL9822). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Sergeant Edmund Bassett (25/162). Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaan …


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

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.E. Bassett (wife), Weber, via Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 25/162 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death 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


About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1917 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XXVII BB 15A AWMM
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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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05 June 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
18 May 2015AnnPongaroaOther Relative

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