Virginia May (Virgie) BASSETTI

BASSETTI, Virginia May

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
Born: Sydney, NSW, 1884
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Padding, NSW, 13 April 1939, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Zone B Anglian A 0251
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World War 1 Service

14 Jul 1915: Involvement 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
14 Jul 1915: Embarked 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, HMAT Orsova, Sydney



Sister Virginia May Bassetti was well known known to members of the AIF died in the Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington, on Thursday after a short illness. Sister Bassetti was one of the first sisters to leave Australia with the AIF and served in Egypt and later France. She was a cheerful personality and very popular. Her sister Jessie also served with the AIF. Another sister is Mrs A. F. Yeldham who is well known in golf circles.

On her return to Australia, Sister Virginia Bassetti was connected with the Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington, for a number of years. A service was held at St George's Church of England, Paddington, yesterday afternoon, a guard of honour of nurses being present. The funeral was held at the Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood.

Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 15 April 1939 page 22

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Born 1884 in Sydney, NSW
Sister of Thomas BASSETTI
Enlisted 07 July 1915 at Sydney, NSW
Embarked 14 July 1915 per 'Orsova' from Sydney
Aged 36 years
Next of kin listed as P BASSETI (brother)
Of 'Carmina' Baryulgil, Clarence River, NSW

Embarked 09 December 1916 per 'Kaiser-i-Hind'
Served in Egypt and France
Suffered from Diptheria
Returned to Australia 24 March 1919 per 'Lancashire'
Appointment terminated 03 May 1919
Died 13 April 1939 at Royal Hospital for Women, Padding, NSW
Buried Rookwood Cemetery

The late SISTER VIRGINIA MAY BASSETTI, one of the first sisters to leave Australia with the A.I.F., whose death has occurred at the Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington, where she was for many years on the staff.