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Raymond Langley Hassall (1879–1918)

Friends of the late Lieutenant R. L. [Raymond Langley] Hassall, who was for many years a resident of Broken Hill, and was employed at the South Mine immediately prior to enlisting, have received the following details of the circumstances attending his death from the officer in charge of base records: "In reply to your inquiry with reference to the report of the regrettable loss of the late Lieutenant R. L. Hassall, 5th Pioneer Battalion, official documents show that on Sunday, September 29, 1918, while operating in conjunction with United States infantry around Bellicourt, this officer was detailed to repair a road up to the starting point. He had successfully completed this, and was joining up with his company, when about 400 yards west of Bullecourt a shell burst at his feet and wounded him very severely. He was admitted to the 53rd casualty clearing station, suffering from shell wounds in the leg and right arm. He died at 12.30 a.m. on September 30. His body was interred in the military cemetery at Tincourt.

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'Hassall, Raymond Langley (1879–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


New South Wales, Australia


30 September, 1918 (aged ~ 39)

Cause of Death

war wounds

Religious Influence

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