Robert James BASSETT

BASSETT, Robert James

Service Number: 3235
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Queensland, 1880
Home Town: Roma, Maranoa, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: War Related Injuries, Roma, Qld., 11 February 1924
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Town of Roma and Shire of Bungil WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 3235, 2nd Infantry Battalion
2 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 3235, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Samuel Symons and Isabella BASSETT

The death occurred on Monday afternoon, at Roma, of Robert James Bassett, eldest surviving son of the late Samuel Bassett, and Mrs. Bassett, of Roma Villa. Deceased enlisted in Sydney in 1915, and had considerable service in the A.I.F. on the Western Front. He was badly wounded, and gassed in one of the big engagements in 1917, and was invalided home. He spent many months in military hospitals, in Sydney, and the last two years at Roma Villa, where he was practically under medical treatment the whole time. He was always cheerful and exhibited more than the usual digger's fortitude. He passed away while getting into the ambulance, preparatory to undergoing an operation. He was aged 43. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon.