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Francis BASSETT + Sarah PARKINS - Weber

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Francis BASSETT (1849-1922)
- was a farmer in Weber, Dannevirke
- his father William Bassett (1801-1889) was a shoemaker in Petone

Francis married on 12 Jan 1875 to:
Sarah PARKINS (1856-1936)

the 8 known children of FRANCIS & SARAH
... 1
1875 - 1910 Mary Elizabeth Bassett
- Mary married Robert Jearrad STEPHENSON (1867-1932) in 1896


... 2
1877 - 1956 Francis John 'Frank' Bassett
- Frank married Mabel Amanda YOUNG (1881-1944) in 1907
- 2nd of 8 children of Daniel Bishart YOUNG & Amanda Louisa GORD
their known children:
* 1908 - Dorothy Frances Bassett
* 1910 - 1980 Francis Bassett
* 1911 - 1912 Frederick Alfred Bassett (aged 6 months)
* 1913 - 1971 Jack Bassett
MABEL died 9 Oct 1944 aged 63
FRANCIS died 13 May 1956 aged 80
- they are buried Plot 3, Block ZO at Mangatera cemetery, Dannevirke


... 3
1879 - William 'Bill' Bassett
- nothing known


... 4
1881 - Annie Bassett
- nothing known


... 5
1882 - 1884 Sarah Jane Bassett
- born 11 Dec 1882, Sarah died 9 Dec 1884 aged 2


... 6
1884 - 1931 Martha Bassett
- Martha married Kenneth Morrison McKENZIE (1896-1976) in 1920
- son of Alexander & Elizabeth McKENZIE


... 7
1886 - 1917 Edmund Bassett
- born in Bunnythorpe
- Edmund married Alice Elizabeth LAYZELL 22 Dec 1909 in Palmerston North
- they had 3 sons:
* 1911 - 1967 Edmund Francis Bassett
* 1912 - 1994 William Bassett (buried Mangatera)
* 1913 - 1976 James Clarence Bassett (buried Mangatera)
- Edmund served in WWI as Rifleman 25/162 with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, B Company . He embarked from Wellington 5 Feb 1916 for Egypt. He listed his wife Alice of Weber as his next of kin.
Edmund DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 23 Nov 1917 at Belgium aged 31. He is buried XXVII BB 15A Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
From his link above: London Gazette, 9 December 1916, p12058, Rec No228:
... "Great courage during the attack 15th September 1916, at Flers. When the Company was prevented from advancing by heavy rifle and machine gun fire, Lance Corporal Bassett left cover and kept up a constant rifle fire. By his courage and example he got others to follow him and so enabled the advance to be continued."


... 8
1888 - 1936 Emma Jane Bassett
- Emma married Maxwell Bernard JUST in 1907
their known children:
* 1909 - Nyleptha Pearl Just
* 1911 - 1961 Francis William Max Just
* 1912 - 1986 Lionel Bernard Just


Francis BASSETT died 12 Nov 1922 aged 73
- he is buried Grave 7, Block I at SETTLERS CEMETERY, Dannevirke


PHOTO
Sergeant 25/162, Edmund Bassett

photo taken from Kete Horowhenua: Adopt an Anzac

Surnames: BASSETT JUST LAYZELL MCKENZIE PARKINS STEPHENSON YOUNG
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on 2013-11-17 05:38:35

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