Clement Bruce Bassett1

M, #2, b. 19 June 1923, d. 26 September 2003
Clement Bruce Bassett 1923-2003
FatherFonzey Carrol Bassett1 b. 5 Oct 1897, d. 19 Nov 1983
MotherMargaret Gladys Harmer1 b. 19 Nov 1897, d. 30 May 1971
RelationshipFather of Keith Graham Bassett
ChartsAncestors of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited30 Jun 2018
Birth*19 June 1923 Gobondry Street, Trundle, NSW, Australia;
Name: Clement Bruce Bassett
Sex of Child: Male
Date of Birth: 19 Jun 1923
Place of Birth: Gobondry Street, Trundle, Goobang Shire

Father: Fonzey Carrol Bassett
Occupation: Coach builder
Birthplace: Condobolin NSW
Age: 25

Date of Marriage: 16 Aug 1920
Place of Marriage: Parkes NSW

Mother: Margaret Gladys Harmer
Birthplace: Trundle NSW
Age: 25

Previous Issue: Isabel, Albert

Informant: F C Bassett, father, Trundle NSW
Present at Birth: Nurse Cameron
Registered: 27 Jun 1923, Condobolin

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Gobondry Street, Trundle
Baptism29 July 1924 St Augustine's, Trundle, NSW, Australia;
When Baptized: July 29th 1924
When Born: June 19th 1923
Child's Christian Name: Clement Bruce
Parents' Names: Fonzey Carrol & Margaret Gladys Bassett
Abode: Gobondery St Trundle
Quality or Profession: Blacksmith
By Whom the Ceremony was Performed: Alb E Taylor

Same day as Albert Charles Bassett
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Photocirca 1926 Trundle, NSW, Australia;
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Bruce Bassett as a child
News-Arct*16 May 1938 "The Lachlander", Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
BOY SCOUTS
Twelve scouts of the first Condobolin Troop left for Grenfell this morning to participate in the Lachlan Camp. In charge of Scout Master Keith Maitland, the boys are: Patrol Leaders — Bruce and Alec L'Estrange, and Scouts, Ron L'Estrange, Ron Maitland, Noel Watson, Ernie Townsend, John West, Charlie Brewer, Bruce Bassett, Bob Hardy, Fred Stone & Keith Warne. They will remain in Camp until next Saturday.5 
News-Arct22 December 1938 "The Lachlander", Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
Speech Day and Prizes
PUBLIC SCHOOL'S HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL YEAR
The Central Hail was filled to seating capacity on Wednesday afternoon of last week. It was the occasion of the annual speech day and prize, distribution in connection with the Condobolin Public School; including the High School, section. The Mayor the Hon, H. C. Moulder, M.L.C., presided. He also handed out the prizes won, with the exception of a few specials. These specials are mentioned in the speech by the Headmaster, Mr. Jones. Apart from the prize giving, a very entertaining programme was submitted and included songs by the High School Choir.
THIRD YEAR :
Bruce Bassett — Certificate for 1st place in woodwork.6 
News-Arct2 January 1939 "The Lachlander", Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
SCOUTS
At the club's last meeting of the year held on Thursday night, 22nd December, the Club Master (old wolf) Mr. Ken Tough gave the boys a surprise supper after the meeting. This was much enjoyed by all the boys, and games were entered into with the full zest of youth. On Friday, 23rd, the Scout Master, Mr. Keith Maitland, also treated the boys to a party, on the lawns at his home. All joined in a little concert and games and had a wonderful night's fun. The action of both these masters was much appreciated by the boys.
The following boys left by the train on Wednesday to be present at the jamboree that is being held in Sydney—Ron L'Estrange, Acting Assistant Scout Master; Alex L'Estrange, Troop Leader; Bruce L'Estrange, Patrol Leader; Bruce Bassett, Mervyn Robertson, Noel Watson, Charles Brewer, Kevin Brady, Robert Hardy, Kenneth Adams, Ernest Press and John West.

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News-Arct7 May 1940 "The Forbes Advocate", Forbes, NSW, Australia;
THE OPENING NIGHT
Difficult Task of the Judges
The whole of the 13 sets of the High School students on the opening night was presented in tableau form and made an imposing display, to which the attractive decorations of the hall, in place front the patriotic ball earlier in the week, made a valuable contribution.
Set 12.— DON QUIXOTE TILTS AT A WINDMILL
(A Burlesque on Chivalry)
Refusing to believe the windmill other than a monstrous giant, Don Quixote protests to Sancho Panza that his enemy, the enchanter Preston, has effected the change on purpose to deprive him of the glory of vanquishing him. He thus charges the windmill on his lean nag, Rosinante, ("Don Quixote" is an imaginary character created by a great Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes).
PERSONAE
Don Quixote: Bruce Bassett.
Sancho Panza: Mick Gordon. .
Aldonza (the lady of Quixote's thoughts): Evelyn Holmes.
Spanish Ladies: Dorothy Hill, Gwen
Arneil, Roma Webb, Teresa Woods, Eva
Shoebrldge.
Music: IncidentaT""Polonalse A" (Chopin) : March, "Espagnola" (W. Stuttard).8 
News-Arct5 December 1940 "The Lachlander", Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
Master Bruce Bassett has returned to his home in Orange street, from school at Forbes.9 
Photo*1943 NSW, Australia;
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Bruce Bassett at age 20
Residence*1943 Bathurst Street, Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
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Bassett residence, Bathurst Street, Condobolin
Note*9 September 1943 Royal Australian Air Force Recruiting Centre, Woolloomooloo, NSW, Australia;Dear Sir,

With reference to your recent application for entry into the Royal Australian Air Force, I have to inform you that at your recent examination, it was found that your medical fitness did not match the high standard required for this Service.
I regret to inform you therefore, that your application is unsuccessful
Yours faithfully
P Forman
Recruiting Officer11 
News-Arct5 March 1945 "The Lachlander", Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Ordinary Fortnightly Meeting
TOWN CLERK'S REPORT
Apprentice— Water Supply Attendant and Supervisor: The apprenticeship of Clement Bruce Bassett will, be completed on 9th March, 1945, and, in view of the fact that Council will require the services of a Water Service Operator to efficiently maintain the water supply system direction is sought as to whether Apprentice Bassett is to be transferred to the Council's permanent staff in this capacity as from 10th March, 1945. The Council's Engineer is satisfied that Apprentice Bassett is capable of satisfactorily carrying out the duties attached to the position of Water Service Operator. Resolved, on motion of Ald. Goodacre and Jones, Mr. C. B. Bassett's services be retained.12 
News-Arct13 October 1946 "The Sun", Sydney, NSW, Australia;
Dived — into hospital
Condobolin Swimming Club secretary Bruce Bassett, in Sydney this week, told of his club's first diving tower erected on a bank of the Lachlan.
It was presented by a local resident who made the first dive off it. He spent six months in hospital from the injuries he received.13 
Marriage*4 December 1948 All Saints Church, Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
Groom: Clement Bruce Bassett
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Trundle NSW
Occupation: Fitter and Turner
Age: 25
Usual Residence: 67 Wallis Ave, Strathfield
Father: Fonzey Carol Bassett
Occupation: Building Contractor
Mother: Margaret Gladys Harmer

Bride: Kitty Jones
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Condobolin NSW
Occupation: Office Assistant
Age: 21
Usual Residence: Melrose Ave, Condobolin
Father: Ivan Harold Jones
Occupation: Station Manager
Mother: Ellen Lamanda Cunningham

Date of Marriage: 4th December 1948
Place of Marriage: All Saints Church, Condobolin NSW
Religion: Church of England
Witnesses: A C Bassett & J Munro
Minister: A P Reider

;Bride=Kitty Jones14
News-Arct*13 January 1949 "The Lachlander", Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
BASSETT-JONES
Kitty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Ivan Jones, of Condobolin, chose 4th December, 1948, for her marriage to Mr. Clement Bruce Bassett, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Bassett, now of Strathfield, and former residents of Condobolin.
Friends of the bride had attractively decorated All Saint’s Church of England for the ceremony, which took place at 2.30 p.m., and Miss Maude Forlonge was the organiste.
Beautifully embossed white taffeta made the lovely bridal gown. This featured a classical fitted bodice with lace yoke outlined by a frill and beading. The long sleeves were shaped to a point at the wrists. The bodice formed a peak onto a gathered gored skirt, an unusual feature of which was the beautifully shaped peplum, falling from the hipline, accentuated by a spray of frangipani on each side; and the skirt itself falling into a very long exquisite train. A bouquet of November lillies, gardenias and frangipani was carried by the bride, who was given away by her father.
The Misses Jean Munro and Edna Bassett were the two attendants and they wore pretty frocks of pink and blue lace respectively. The fitted bodices, with square neckline, were peaked into a full flared skirt. They wore matching lace mittens and Juliet caps encircled with flowers. Pink carnations and blue delpiniums formed the bouquets which they carried.
Duties of best man were carried out by Mr. Albert Bassett, brother of the groom, whilst the bride’s brother, Mr. Harold Jones, was the groomsman.
Seventy-five guests assembled at the R.S.L. Hall for the reception. They were received by Mrs. Jones, assisted by Mrs. Bassett. The bride’s mother chose a brown crepe ensemble with beige hat and matching accessories, whilst Mrs. Bassett wore navy crepe with matching accessories. They both had shoulder sprays of roses.
The usual toasts were honoured and many congratulatory telegrams read, under the guidance of the chairman, Mr. Reader. The Beautiful wedding cake was three tiered and was made and decorated by Larkings Bakery.
The gifts received by the young couple were numerous and costly. The gifts of both the bride and groom to each other were gold wristlet watches; to bridesmaid Jean Munro gold earrings set with ruby stones, and to Edna Bassett a double string of pearls.
When leaving for their honeymoon which was spent on the South Coast, the bride chose a teal green crepe frock with white hat and tan and white accessories.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bassett are making their future home at Penshurst, Sydney.;Principal=Kitty Jones15 
Electoral Roll1949 22A Hampton Street, Hurstville Grove, NSW, Australia;
Bassett, Clement Bruce, 22A Hampton street, Hurstville, fitter
Bassett, Kitty, 22A Hampton street, Hurstville, home duties

;Principal=Kitty Jones16
22A Hampton Street, Hurstville Grove
Photo*1949 Sydney, NSW, Australia;
;Principal=Kitty Jones4
Kitty & Bruce Bassett at Taubman Ball where Kitty worked in 1949
Birth of Daughter25 September 1950 Sydney, NSW, Australia;Principal=Rhonda Margaret Bassett1 
Birth of Son29 August 1952 Sydney, NSW, Australia;Principal=Neville Charles Bassett1 
Electoral Roll1954 22A Hampton Street, Hurstville Grove, NSW, Australia;
Bassett, Clement Bruce, 22A Hampton street, Hurstville, fitter
Bassett, Kitty, 22A Hampton street, Hurstville, home duties;Principal=Kitty Jones16 
News-Arct*30 September 1954 "The Propellor", Hurstville, NSW, Australia;
ORCHIDS for sale. Flowering Plants, cheap this weekend. LU 3481 or. Bassett, 22a Hampton St., Hurstvllle.;Principal=Fonzey Carrol Bassett17 
Electoral Roll*1958 22A Hampton Street, Hurstville Grove, NSW, Australia;
Bassett, Clement Bruce, 22A Hampton street, Hurstville, fitter
Bassett, Kitty, 22A Hampton street, Hurstville, home duties;Principal=Kitty Jones16 
Birth of Son10 July 1960 Canterbury Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia;Principal=Keith Graham Bassett1 
Electoral Roll1963 22A Hampton Street, Hurstville Grove, NSW, Australia;
Bassett, Clement Bruce, 22A Hampton street, Hurstville, fitter
Bassett, Kitty, 22A Hampton street, Hurstville, home duties;Principal=Kitty Jones16 
Photocirca 1968 22a Hampton Street, Hurstville Grove, NSW, Australia;
;Principal=Kitty Jones4
Family before church
Electoral Roll1968 22A Hampton Street, Hurstville Grove, NSW, Australia;
Bassett, Clement Bruce, 22A Hampton street, Hurstville, fitter
Bassett, Kitty, 22A Hampton street, Hurstville, home duties;Principal=Kitty Jones16 
Death of Mother30 May 1971 Wadelyn Convalescent Hospital, Hurstville, NSW, Australia;
Name: Margaret Gladys Bassett
Date of Death: 30 May 1971
Place of Death: Wadelyn Convalescent Hospital); usual residence 18 Algernon Street Oatley
Occupation:
Sex: Female
Age: 73
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Trundle NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: Harold Thomas Harmer
Occupation: Drover
Mother: Sarah Margaret Pike

Place of Marriage: Parkes NSW Age at Marriage: 21
Name of Spouse: Fonzey Cavoll Bassett
Children of Marriage: Children Isabel 51, Abert (deceased), Bruce 47, Jean 44 and Edna 40
Informant: F C Bassett, Widower, 18 Algernon St, Oatley

Cause of Death: Coronary Occlusion, Coronary Sclerosis and Stephen Johnson Syndrome
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant:
Date Last Seen:

Cremation Date: 1 Jun 1971
Cremation Place: Woronora Crematorium
Cremation Informant:
Cremation Religion:
Cremation Witness:;Principal=Margaret Gladys Harmer18 
Photo15 July 1972 22a Hampton Street, Hurstville Grove, NSW, Australia;
;Principal=Kitty Jones4
Kit & Bruce Bassett before Richard Allen's wedding
Electoral Roll1977 22A Hampton Street, Hurstville Grove, NSW, Australia;
Bassett, Clement Bruce, 22A Hampton St, Hrstvle 2220, fitter
Bassett, Kitty, 22A Hampton St, Hrstvle 2220, hd;Principal=Kitty Jones16 
Electoral Roll1980 7 Jagelman Road, Badgerys Creek, NSW, Australia;
Bassett, Clement Bruce, 7 Jagelman Ave, Bdgrys Ck, inspctr
Bassett, Kitty, 7 Jagelman Ave, Bdgrys Ck, clerk
Bassett, Keith Graham, 7 Jagelman Ave, Bdgrys Ck, stdnt;Principal=Kitty Jones16 
Photo19 August 1983 Sydney, NSW, Australia;
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Death of Father19 November 1983 Nowra Community Hospital, Nowra, NSW, Australia;
Name: Fonzey Carrol Bassett
Date of Death: 19 Nov 1983
Place of Death: Nowra (Nowra community Hospital); usual residence 15 Queen Street Berry
Occupation:
Sex: Male
Age: 86
Conjugal Status: Widower
Place of Birth: Condobolin NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: Alfred Bassett
Occupation: Not stated
Mother: Emma Whiley

Place of Marriage: Parkes NSW Age at Marriage: 19
Name of Spouse: Margaret Gladys Harmer
Children of Marriage: Isabel (age not stated), Albert (deceased), Clement 60, Jean 56, Edna 52
Informant: J Parks, daughter, 15 Queen Street Berry

Cause of Death: Broncho Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease; Acute retention of urine, Prostatectomy
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant: E H Hanan
Date Last Seen:

Cremation Date: 22 Nov 1983
Cremation Place: Lakeside Crematorium, Dapto
Cremation Informant:
Cremation Religion:
Cremation Witness:;Principal=Fonzey Carrol Bassett19 
Photo5 December 1998 Yass, NSW, Australia;
;Principal=Kitty Jones4
Kit & Bruce Bassett celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary
Photocirca 2000 12 Treeline Close, Narara, NSW, Australia;
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Bruce Bassett in his shed under the house in Narara
Death*26 September 2003 12 Treeline Close, Narara, NSW, Australia;
Name: Clement Bruce Bassett
Date of Death: 26 Sep 2003
Place of Death: 12 Treeline Close, Narara
Sex and Age: Male 80 years
Place of Birth: Trundle, NSW
Period of Residence in Australia: Life
Place of Residence: 12 Treeline Close, Narara, 2250
Usual Occupation: Waterboard Inspector
Marital Status at Date of Death: Married

Place of Marriage: Condobolin NSW
Age when Married: 25 years
Full Name of Spouse: Kitty Jones

Children (in order of birth): Rhonda 53, Neville 51, Keith 43

Father's Name: Fonzey Carroll Bassett
Mother's Name: Margaret Gladys
Mother's Maiden family Name: Harmer

Cause of death and Duration of last illness: I a) Acute myocardial infarction, immediate
b) Coronary artery disease, unknown
II) Idiopathic cardiomyopathy, 2 months
Emphysema: Pulmonary fibrosis
Chronic airways limitation, 14 months
Aortic valve disease
Name of Certifying Medical Practitioner or Coroner: Dr J Lucas

Dat of Cremation: 30 Sep 2003 Place of Cremation: Palmdale Memorial Park Crematorium, Ourimbah

Informant: K. Bassett, 12 Treeline Close, Narara, 2250, Widow21 

Family

Kitty Jones b. 12 Sep 1927, d. 29 Mar 2014
Children
  • Rhonda Margaret Bassett1
  • Neville Charles Bassett1
  • Keith Graham Bassett1

Citations

  1. [S637] Personal Knowledge.
  2. [S9] Birth Certificate, Clement Bruce Bassett 1923.
  3. [S1773] St Augustine's Trundle Parish Registers.
  4. [S1625] Kitty Bassett photos.
  5. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Lachlander, Monday, May 16, 1938.
  6. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Lachlander, Thursday, December 22, 1938.
  7. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Lachlander, Monday, January 2, 1939.
  8. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Forbes Advocate, Tuesday, May 7, 1940.
  9. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Lachlander, Thursday, December 5, 1940.
  10. [S1603] Keith Bassett photos.
  11. [S1336] Unknown author, Royal Australian Air Force Recruiting Centre.
  12. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Lachlander, Monday, March 5, 1945.
  13. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Sun, Sunday, October 13, 1946.
  14. [S49] Marriage Certificate, Clement Bruce Bassett & Kitty Jones 1948.
  15. [S645] The Lachlander.
  16. [S1418] Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1980.
  17. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Propellor, Thursday, September 30, 1954.
  18. [S1317] Death Certificate transcript.
  19. [S1294] NSW Death Registration Transcription.
  20. [S1628] David Bassett photos.
  21. [S14] Death Certificate.