|Place of birth||London, England|
|School||London County Council School, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||31|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Duntroon, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||Ernest H Bassett, 180 Bishopsgate, London, England|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 months in Queen's Cadets, England; unit disbanded.|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||20th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/37/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Tried to enlist four times but was rejected; was accepted on his fifth attempt, and sent to Egypt. He later went to France, and fought there in the latter half of 1917 and 1918. The physical conditions were harsh: on one occasion he remained in mud up to his armpits until found by a runner who called a rescue party. He was invalided back to England in October 1918, and died on 10 January 1919 oftuberculosis at Australian General Hospital, Harefield, Middlesex, England, and was buried in Harefield Cemetery|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Date of death|
|Age at death||36|
|Age at death from cemetery records||37|
|Place of burial||Cowley (St. Lawrence) Churchyard (Aust. 91), Middlesex, England|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Henry James and Sarah BASSETT, 180 Bishopsgate, London, England|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 9 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 18 May 1916.
Marched out to Machine Gun School, Camiers, 3 July 1916.
Taken on strength, 5th Machine Gun Company, 8 July 1916.
Transferred to 8th Brigade Headquarters, 22 December 1916.
Taken on strength, 31st Bn, 9 January 1917.
Transferred to 32nd Bn, 5 June 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 24 December 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 10 January 1918.
Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 September 1918 (strain, right thigh), and transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 42, 25 September 1918, and admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Havre; transferred to England, 27 September 1918, and admitted to Bath War Hospital, 28 September 1918.
Discharged on furlough, 24 October 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 7 November 1918.
Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 20 December 1918 (lumbago); listed as 'dangerously ill (debility)', 7 January 1919.
Died of disease, Harefield, 10 January 1919 (tubercle of lung).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BASSETT Leslie John|