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Bass, William Henry (4145)

Place of Birth: Ballarat, VIC

Age: 18 years 1 month

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 7 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4145            view online service record

117 Station Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Clara Bass (mother)
117 Station Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 29 December 1915
Ship: HMAT Demosthenes A64
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion – 13th Reinforcements

DOW: Tuesday, 22 August 1916
Place: France

Private, 1 Pioneer Battalion, died of wounds, 22 August, 1916, age 18, Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Parents: William Henry (late) and Clara BASS, born Ballarat. He enlisted as an 18-year-old labourer with mother as next of kin, 117 Station Street. Bass died of unspecified wounds at the 1st South Midlands Casualty Clearing Station. Circular later returned from 214 Nott Street; a Death Notice was placed by an uncle and aunt, but did not identify immediate family members.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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