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Full Name: Ivor George Bassett
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): Ivor George
Surname: Bassett
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 28416
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Farm hand
Next of Kin: Mrs S. Bassett (mother), 70 Fitzherbert Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: 10th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company
Embarkation Date: 15 November 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 68
Vessel: Maunganui
Destination: Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number: 45
Page on Nominal Roll: 31
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: Belgium
Date of Death: 14 June 1917
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
Biographical Notes: Ivor Bassett was the son of Thomas and Sarah Jessica Bassett, of 32, Ranfurly St., Palmerston North, Wellington. Native of Petone.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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