The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Lance Corporal W A Bass


Lance Corporal William Archer BASS, L/9419, 2nd  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 21st January 1916.

Born Sheerness, Kent. Mother, Jane Bass, 14 West Court Street,  Old Brompton, Kent. Brothers - Bertram & Frederick.

Enlisted Chatham, Kent, age 17, height 5ft 3¾ inches, weight 106lbs.  Resided Old Brompton, Kent. Formerly waiter.

21st July 1909 to 22nd January 1910, enlisted in to The Buffs, 3rd Battalion, Special Reserve, special course of training; 1st November 1909 to 4th November 1909, Lydd, bronchial catarrh;  2nd February 1910, enlisted in Regular Army; 3rd February 1910, Chatham, enlisted Royal West Kent Regiment, age 18, height 5ft 4¼ inches, weight 112lbs; 11th February 1910 teeth repaired, 1 extracted, 3 fillings; 3rd October 1911 to 9th November 1911, Dublin; 4th December 1911, 20th December 1912 to 23rd December 1912, diarrhoea, error in diet; 27th November 1912 to 4th December 1912, malaria; 30th December 1912 to 5th January 1913, malaria; 17th February 1913 to 24th February 1913, malaria; Peshawar; 1st May 1913, Cherat; 17th October 1913, Peshawar; 20th November 1913, 16th April 1914 to 7th May 1914, Multan, constipation, error ion diet; Multan; 14th October 1914 to 31st October 1914, Arvuitors?; 2nd November 1914, Jhanai; 13th July 1915 to 28th July 1915, malaria;

1911 Census - Quebec Barracks, Bordon, Hampshire - William Archer Bass, age 19, single, soldier 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

14th July 1920, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Jane Bass, 14 West Court Street,  Old Brompton, Kent; Brothers - Bertram Bass & Frederick Bass

Buried at Kut War Cemetery, E.11., Iraq.

External link to Brompton Roll of Honour

London Gazette 23rd March 1917.


In pursuance of "The Regimental Debts Act, 1893," notice is hereby given that there is available for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled the sum of money set opposite to the name of each of the deceased Soldiers named in the lists which are published with this notice in the London Gazette and the " Army List," and are also to be seen at the Regimental Depots throughout the United Kingdom.

Applications from persons supposing themselves entitled as Next of Kin should be addressed by letter to "The Secretary, War Office, Park Buildings, St. James's Park, London, S.W.," and marked outside "Effects."

E. H. BRADE. . War Office, March 23, 1917.

List CCCCCI of the Names of deceased Soldiers whose Personal Estate is held for distribution amongst the Next of Kin or others entitled.—Effects 1916-17.

Bass W A , Lance Corporal,  Royal West Kent Regt . £10  7s  5d.

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