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Maurice Walker BASSET

Regimental number8659
Place of birthLaen East, Donald, Victoria
SchoolLaen East State School, Donald, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7"
Next of kinFather, Charles Rowe Basset, Donald, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Second given name entered on Nominal Roll as Walter.
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialDickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row G, Grave No 3), Dickebusch, Flanders, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Rowe BASSET and Jane BASSET, Wood Street, Donald, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 22 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 21 December 1915, and proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli.

Transferred to 21st Battery, Ismailia, 10 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916.

Transferred to 22nd Field Artillery Brigade, 13 May 1916.

Transferred to 14th Battery, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, 27 January 1917.

Killed in action, 9 August 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Norris.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BASSET Maurice Walker

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