Biography

Birth date: 05 September 1886
Birth place: United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Death date: 04 May 1934
Final rank: Temporary Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 4th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Date of embarkation: 18 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Bar to Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Photograph

A04008

Back view of officers sitting on biscuit boxes during a church service at Rest Gully, Anzac. An unidentified Padre is standing at a pulpit in the left background. Identified from left to right: Captain G F Wootten; Captain C D Sasse; General W R Birdwood; Major F J Kyndon; Major Davidson.

A04008

A04010

Officers of the 1st Battalion being led on ponies and a donkey by local men and a young boy. From left to right: Unidentified; Lieutenant Alfred J Shout (later MC and VC); Unidentified; Captain C D Sasse; Unidentified; Captain C W Thompson.

A04010

C01913

A group of five officers in a gully on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Identified left to right (seated, nearest the camera): Captain George Frederick Wootten, Captain Cecil Duncan Sasse and Major Frederick James Kindon, all of the 1st Battalion; possibly Major William Davidson, 1st Battalion, who died of...

C01913

C02103

A group of men and officers in a trench at Lone Pine, a few days after it was captured from the Turks on 6 August. The officer with the bandage around his head is Major Cecil Duncan Sasse, 1st Battalion, who was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) a few months later.

C02103

A04017

Informal group portrait of officers of the 1st Battalion at Anzac. Identified in the back row, from left to right, seated (partially obscured) is Captain (Capt) Harold Jacobs from Berry, NSW; standing are Capt Frederick John Robins from Sydney, NSW; and Capt William Davidson from Oatley, NSW who...

A04017

A04027

Officers of the 1st Battalion outside their dugouts at Anzac. Identified from left to right: Captain (Capt) C W Thompson; Lieutenant (Lt) G F Wootten with a towel over his arm; Capt C D Sasse holding a shovel; unidentified; Lt Green and Lt F U J Tinkler.

A04027

E01670

Group portrait of the officers of the 4th Battalion, AIF at Merris. Identified from left, back row (standing): Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) J E Hovendine; 2nd Lt E P Green; Lieutenant (Lt) J Molloy, Quartermaster; Captain (Capt) R W Hay; 2nd Lt F L Percy, MM; Lt V V Brown, MC; Lt W P Clemenger...

E01670

E02414

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel C. D. Sasse DSO, Commanding Officer of the 4th Battalion, leaning on his cane.

E02414

A04062

1st Battalion troops having taken 80 yards of a Turkish trench, waiting near Jacob's Trench for relief by the 7th Battalion. Identified from left: 1. Captain Cecil Duncan Sasse, (with eyes bandaged, later Lieutenant Colonel, DSO and Bar, MID); 3. 2211 Private George Wood (with legs crossed); 5....

A04062

A01005

1st Battalion troops having taken 80 yards of a Turkish trench, waiting near Jacob's Trench for relief by the 7th Battalion. Identified from left: Captain Cecil Duncan Sasse, (with eyes bandaged, later Lieutenant Colonel, DSO and Bar, MID); 2211 Private George Wood (with legs crossed); 2173...

A01005

Private Record

Timeline

Date of birth 1886-09-05
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1914-08-27 Appointed Lieutenant.
Date of embarkation 1914-10-18
Date promoted 1914-10-18 Appointed Captain.
Date of embarkation 1914-10-19 Embarked with 1 Battalion.
Date promoted 1915-08-19 Appointed Major.
Date returned to Australia 1916-02-22
Other 1916-11-09 Returned to duty.
Date of embarkation 1916-11-25 Re-embarked with 1 Battalion.
Other units 1917-03-02 Transferred to 4 Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-04-19
Other units 1917-07-08 - 1917-09-15 Seniors Officers School, Aldershot.
Other units 1917-10-06 Rejoined 4 Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918
Other units 1918-03-16 4 Army Anti-Gas School.
Other units 1918-03-20 Rejoined 4 Battalion.
Date promoted 1918-04-01 Appointed Lieutenant Colonel.
Other units 1918-04-01 Temporary Command of 4 Battalion.
Other 1919-04-29 AIF appointment terminated.
Date of death 1934-05-04