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Bassett, Robert James (1880–1924)

Robert James Bassett, 1915

Robert James Bassett, 1915

Australian War Memorial, H01388

The death occurred on Monday afternoon, at Roma, of Robert James Bassett, eldest surviving son of the late Samuel Bassett, and Mrs. Bassett, of Roma Villa. Deceased enlisted in Sydney in 1915, and had considerable service in the A.I.F. on the Western Front. He was badly wounded, and gassed in one of the big engagements in 1917, and was invalided home. He spent many months in military hospitals, in Sydney, and the last two years at Roma Villa, where he was practically under medical treatment the whole time. He was always cheerful and exhibited more than the usual digger's fortitude. He passed away while getting into the ambulance, preparatory to undergoing an operation. He was aged 43. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon.

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'Bassett, Robert James (1880–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/bassett-robert-james-79/text79, accessed 22 September 2017.

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Robert James Bassett, 1915

Robert James Bassett, 1915

Australian War Memorial, H01388

Life Summary [details]

Birth

1880
Queensland, Australia

Death

11 February 1924
Roma, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death

war wounds

Religious Influence
Occupation
Military Service