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Regimental number2572
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolBourke St Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address137 Buckland Street, Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Bassford, 13 Buckland Street, Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 June 1918
Date of death22 June 1918
Age at death25.2
Place of burialLa Kreule Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 5), Hazebrouck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Alice BASSFORD, 115 Buckland Street, Alexandria, Sydney
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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