John TASSIE

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TASSIE, John

Service Number: 3015
Enlisted: 4 July 1916, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Glenelg, South Australia , 1885
Home Town: Keith, Tatiara, South Australia
Schooling: Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia and Roseworthy Agricultural College, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 25 April 1918
Cemetery: Bonnay Communal Cemetery Extension
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Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glenelg Congregational Church Roll of Honor, Keith War Memorial, Roseworthy Tassie Memorial Library
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World War 1 Service

4 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3015, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, SA
23 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3015, 43rd Infantry Battalion
23 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3015, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John and Esther Mary TASSIE, 10 Sea Wall, Glenelg, South Australia

Private John Tassie.
On Saturday last Mr. John Tassie, of the Sea Wall, received notification that his son, Private John Tassie, had been killed in action in France on April 25. The deceased soldier was  well known in Glenelg, where he resided for the best part of his life. He was 33 years of age, and was educated at Mr. Smart's St. Leonards' Grammar School. He was a fine  athletic fellow, possessing good qualities, which made him extremely popular among his fellows.
Private Tassie enlisted about two years ago, and before he offered his services was engaged in farming pursuits in the South-East. He was not married. He was for many years connected with the Glenelg Congregational Church.

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