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Kenneth Cameron BASSETT

Regimental number3250
Place of birthRoma Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressRoma, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs I Bassett, Roma Villa, Roma, Queensland
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 13 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'From 5th to 12th June 1917 near MESSIES these N.C.O.s and men [6704 W. BERRY, 4315 F. McKENZIE, 4838 J.J. O'BRIEN, 8460 F.E. NELSON, 6317 P.S. CHARLWOOD, 2085 A.W. SIMMONS, 2206 W.W. ARBERRY, 3250 K.C. BASSETT, 3800 J.F. GRABHAM] were employed with the Divisional Pack Transport Troop which was used nightly in taking up supplies, water and ammunition to the various Battalion Headquarters. The various convoys came nightly under heavy shell and machine gun fire and their work was carried out in the dark and under trying conditions. In some cases the supplies were taken up to within a few hundred yards from Front Line. These N.C.O.s and men have been selected in order of merit out of the [no. indecipherable] N.C.O.. and men employed as having set an example of coolness under fire and determination in carrying out their duties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3235 Pte Robert James BASSETT, 53rd Bn, returned to Australia, 1 August 1916.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 December 1966
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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