Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
Born: Redfern, Sydney, NSW, 1885
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Cremorne, NSW, 30 October 1929, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Zone B Anglican A 0250
Memorials: Penrith Memory Park War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

9 Jun 1917: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
9 Jun 1917: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), RMS Mooltan, Sydney



Sister Jessie Bassetti, who died at a private hospital at Cremorne, on 30th October, was well known to many Penrith residents. She went, through her training at Nepean District Hospital under Matron Major West, many years ago. During the Great War, practically the whole of the staff of the Hospital (five in all) enlisted for active service, Sister Bassetti being one of the number. The others wore:—Matron Major West, and Nurses D.. Baker, Greentree, and Seahill.

After serving on the other side for a considerable period, Sister Bassetti returned to Sydney. On the way home she suffered an injury from which she never recovered, and died, as stated, after a very long and painful illness. Deceased was well liked by all who knew her, because of her very bright nature.

The funeral took place this Friday, the remains being laid to rest in the Church of England portion of the Rookwood cemetery.

Nepean times Saturday 02 November 1929 page 4

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Staff Nurse

Born Redfern, Sydney, NSW
Sister of M P ACKLAND
Of 'Yerom' Arburtus Street, Mosman, NSW
Enlisted 10 May 1917
Aged 32 years
Embarked 09 June 1917 from Sydney per 'Mooltan'
Served in Salonika
Returned to Australia 04 September 1919 per 'Friedrichsruh'
Appointment terminated 03 November 1919
Died 30 October 1929 at Cremorne, NSW
Buried Rookwood Cemetery Church of England