Unexamined Lives

The story of the 20th century as lived by residents in the Derbyshire village of Borrowash

Hasse, Edwin R

Full Name: HASSE, EDWIN RIDGLEY

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Rank: Private
Service No: 432941
Date of Death: 13/07/1916
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry, 49th Bn.
Grave Reference: VI. B. 5.
Cemetery: RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM)
Additional Information: Born at Kimbolton, England. Enlisted in 1915. Son of Sarah Louisa Hasse (nee Ridgley), and the late Rev. Louie St. Aubin Hasse.

His sister, Margaret Helen Hasse, a Red Cross V.A.D. nurse, died of pneumonia in October 1919 whilst working at Netley Hospital, Southampton.

His older brother, Frank Reginald Hasse, served alongside Edwin in the Canadian Infantry and was present at his battlefield burial. Frank survived the war and lived until 1972, dying in his adopted country of Canada.

Edwin’s family received a Next-of-Kin Memorial Plaque (also known as a Death Penny) after the war.

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