Hubert James BASS

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BASS, Hubert James

Service Number: 3545
Enlisted: 24 May 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Redruth, South Australia, 26 December 1896
Home Town: Hallett, Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Hallett Public School
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Died of Wounds (Gas Poisoning), Belgium, 25 July 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Godewaersvelde British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra WW1 & WW2 War Memorial, Hallett War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3545, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3545, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3545, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
25 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 11th Field Artillery Brigade
7 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Bombardier, 11th Field Artillery Brigade
24 Jul 1917: Wounded Bombardier, SN 3545, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Warneton, Gassed
25 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 3545, 11th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Cheryl Hutchins

Son of James BASS and Clara Mary nee TRALAGGAN

Hallett Presentation       Burra Record (Extract)        22 May 1918

The Welcome Home Committee had decided to give all boys who enlisted from here, an inscribed gold medal on their return home, and in the event of their death, it is to be given to their mothers.  

Bombardier Bert Bass went away in October, 1915, and was killed in France in 1917, his mother received the medal.

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