Raymond Llewellyn LASSEY

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LASSEY, Raymond Llewellyn

Service Number: 2194
Enlisted: 6 March 1916, Bathurst, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mandurama, New South Wales, 1 November 1890
Home Town: Neville, Blayney, New South Wales
Schooling: Neville Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action (GSW), Hangard Wood, France, 7 April 1918, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Blayney Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

6 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2194, Bathurst, New South Wales
11 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2194, 53rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2194, 53rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Vestalia, Sydney
3 Dec 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 19th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 19th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

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Biography

Raymond was the son of Oliver and Martha Lassey,

Oliver was a farmer at Neville, NSW.

Raymonds brother Monton also served, 1st MG Battalion, 6998. R.T.A - 1/8/1919.

Raymond was K.I.A on the 7/4/1918, whist on a raid at Hangard Wood, he was buried in the field, but has no known grave.

"..2194 Private Raymond Llewellen Lassey, 53rd Battalion, of Neville, NSW. A labourer prior to enlisting in March 1916, Pte Lassey embarked from Sydney with the 4th Reinforcements on board HMAT Vestalia (A44) on 11 July 1916. He arrived in France for service on the Western Front on 21 November 1916 and was transferred to the 19th Battalion on 3 December. Pte Lassey was killed in action at Hangard Wood, near Villers Bretonneux, France, on 7 April 1918. He was 27 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

 

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