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Hassall, Eric Marsden (1899–1916)

Eric Marsden Hassall, n.d. photographer unknown

Eric Marsden Hassall, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

RIC MARSDEN HASSALL, the son of Mr. Thomas Frederic and Mrs. Florence Hewitt Hassall, was born at Broken Hill on 7th July, 1894. He was educated at King’s College, Goulburn, and joined the service of the Bank at Yass on 26th October, 1910. His subsequent appointments were to Newtown in December, 1911; to the Inspector’s Department, at Head Office, in January, 1913; and to North Sydney in February, 1914.

He enlisted a few days after the outbreak of war, and joined the 2nd Battery of the 1st Field Artillery Brigade, subsequently joining the Headquarters Observation Staff.

On 12th November, 1916, in the early morning, seven Head-quarters Observation Officers were in their dug-out. All but Eric Hassall, who was on duty at 3 a.m., were asleep when a shell struck the dug-out. Eric Hassall and five others were killed, and one recovered from the wounds he received.

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'Hassall, Eric Marsden (1899–1916)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/hassall-eric-marsden-20012/text31162, accessed 1 October 2020.

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Eric Marsden Hassall, n.d. photographer unknown

Eric Marsden Hassall, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour