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Regimental number723
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPort Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.6
Height5' 9.75"
Weight173 lbs
Next of kinFather, G D Basnett, Enterprise Shoe Company, Gawler Place, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the Prince Alfred College Cadets; member for 2.5 years, Fowler's Bay Rifle Club.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDischarged in the United Kingdom 7 January 1916
Discharge date7 January 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Discharged in the United Kingdom to accept a commission in the 9th Royal West Surrey Regiment, 7 January 1916.

Date of death24 December 1955
Age at death66
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BASNETT Leonard

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