Edward Bassett


Nov 2, 1886

Born at Omagh Ireland


Jan 15, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Attested with the rank of Lieutenant

Ø      Next of kin given as John Bassett (brother) Central Chambers, 26 Cooper St., Ottawa Ontario

Ø      Stated to be single

Ø      Previous occupation given as Broker

Ø      Previous military experience given as The Honourable Artillery Coy

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Assigned to No 4 Company


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent


Jul 12, 1915

Proceeded on course


Aug 19, 1915

Shown as Platoon Commander in “D” Company


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France


Sep 22, 1915

Appointed to position of Orderly Officer of the 7th Infantry Brigade HQ at St Martin’s Plain and seconded to the CTD (Canadian Training Depot) in England


Nov 6, 1915

Married, and next of kin changed to Mrs Marjorie G Bassett (maiden name not noted)


Apr 1, 1916

Posted to the War Office General List


May 8, 1916

Proceeded to France for instruction


Jul 18, 1916

Transferred to the 4th Canadian Division HQ at Bramshott


Jul 19, 1916

Transferred to and TOS (Taken On Strength) 38th Reserve Battalion


Jul 22, 1916

Posted to the 12th Brigade Trench Mortar Battery


Aug 3, 1916

Appointed Orderly Officer 12th Infantry Brigade HQ


Aug 6, 1916

To be Temporary Captain, London Gazette 29722


Aug 12, 1916

Proceeded to France


Aug 15, 1916

Disembarked at Le Havre France


Sep 20, 1916

Ceases to be Orderly Officer of 12th Infantry Brigade on being attached for duty as Orderly Officer to the Canadian Representative at the GHQ, London


Mar 8, 1917

Ceases to attached to GHQ London and is attached to 6th Infantry Brigade for instruction


Jun 20, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Oct 1, 1917

Relinquishes appointment as Orderly Officer and ceases to be attached to 12th Infantry Brigade


Nov 4, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Feb 21, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Mar 24, 1918

Ceases to be attached to 6th Infantry Brigade on being attached to 142nd Infantry Brigade of the Imperial Forces


Mar 31, 1918

To be Staff Captain with the 142nd Brigade


Apr 10, 1918

Ceases to be Staff Capt 142nd Brigade on appointment as Staff Capt of 125th Infantry Brigade


Jul 31, 1918

Ceases to hold appointment as Staff Capt of 125th Brigade and posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) and granted leave to Canada


Aug 20, 1918

Embarked the SS Aquitania at Liverpool





Aug 28, 1918

Disembarked at New York City, USA


Sep 2, 1918

Arrived in Ottawa from New York City


Sep 10, 1918

SOS OMFC (Overseas Military Force of Canada) and is retained in Canada for duty


Sep 11, 1918

TOS CEF in Canada at Military HQ, Ottawa and ceases to be seconded to Imperial Army and posted to DAG (Deputy Adjutant General) for duty


Mar 31, 1919

SOS the CEF in Canada and returned to Active Militia unit (Regiment name not recorded) on General Demobilization


Mar 17, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to 710 Hope Chambers, Ottawa Ontario

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