Frederic James (Jim) BASSETT

BASSETT, Frederic James

Service Number: 2621
Enlisted: 22 May 1916, Maryborough, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Murwillumbah, NSW, March 1894
Home Town: Blackall, Blackall Tambo, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Platelayer
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World War 1 Service

22 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2621, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Maryborough, Qld.
7 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 2621, 52nd Infantry Battalion
7 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 2621, 52nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of  Mrs Sarah Bassett, James Street, Paddington, Queensland

Frederic James (Jim) Bassett enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 22 May 1916 at Maryborough, Queensland. The 22 year old was assigned to the 52nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcements. While serving on the Western Front his right leg was injured after it was badly entangled in barbed wire. He was invalided back to England for treatment and then returned to Australia on 24 October 1917. While in England he met his cousin, Minnie Phipps, who later joined him in Australia. The couple married in November 1919.