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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Philip Rafe SASSE

Born 1888 in Battersea, London, England [20] [21]
Son of Henry Edmund SASSE and Virginia FONTANA [20] [21]
In 1891 was living with his parents and siblings at 51 Rosenau Road in Battersea, London, England [20]
He and his brother Eric SASSE departed London, England on the steamship Ortona on 26 July 1906 [203]
After a voyage of just over a month they arrived on the Ortona in Fremantle, Western Australia on 30 August 1906 [70]
Farmer in Morawa / Koolanooka 1911-1941 [19]
     His postal address was Three Springs in 1911 and 1912, at which time his physical address was "Morawa via Arrino" [6] [19]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) in Geraldton on 11 August 1915 [30: item 8077257]
     Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 7½ inches tall, weighed 140 pounds and had blue eyes, dark brown hair and a medium complexion [30]
     After training at Blackboy Hill he was appointed to the 12th Reinforcements of the 10th Light Horse Regiment on 9 November 1915 [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the the R.M.S. Mongolia on 22 November 1915 [18]
     Gunner 1675 with the 4th Division Artillery in Egypt and then the 11th Field Artillery Brigade in France during the First World War [30]
     Embarked on his return home on the steamship Mahana and disembarked in Fremantle, Western Australia on 3 November 1919 [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 4 January 1920; received the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal [30]
Married Vida Mary Sidonie HARVEY in Perth in 1927 [66]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of South Perth [2]
Died 2 October 1964; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 20D, 12) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Philip Rafe Sasse' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 June 2022 from [reference list]

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