The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J W Bassil


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Private John William BASSIL, L/10123, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, France and Flanders, 9th September 1916.

1896, born Watford, Hertfordshire, son of William & Annie (nee Baldwn)  Bassil, 12 Parkers Street, Gallows Yard, Watford, Hertfordshire.


1911 Census - 12 Parkers Street, Watford, Hertfordshire - William Bassil, head, age 48, married, railway engine driver, LNW, born Watford, Hertfordshire; Annie Bassil, wife, age 45, married 16 years, 5 children, all still alive, born Hammersmith, London; John William Bassil, son, age 15, born Watford, Hertfordshire; Lily May Bassil, daughter, age 12, born Watford, Hertfordshire; Albert Edward Bassil, son, age 6, born Watford, Hertfordshire; Amy Margaret Bassil, daughter, age 5, born Watford, Hertfordshire; Gladys Annie Bassil, daughter, age 1, born Watford, Hertfordshire.


9th March 1912, enlisted Watford, age 17, served 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment, Territorial Force, Service No.1875. Formerly printer. Discharged 24th March 1913 on joining Regular Army.

Enlisted Mill Hill, Middlesex, age 18, height 5 ft 7¼ inches, weight 123 lbs. Formerly casual labourer.

Home 25th March 1913 to 13th August 1914; BEF 14th August 1914 to 18th July 1915; Home 19th July 1915 to 18th May 1916; BEF 19th May 1916 to 9th September 1916.

25th March 1913, enlisted; 24th May 1915, awarded 3rd Class Certificate of Education; 14th August 1914, posted BEF; 3rd November 1914, awarded 14 days Field Punishment No.2.; 4th May 1915, awarded 7 days Field Punishment No.2.; 10th July 1915, myalgia; 18th July 1915, 3 General Hospital, rheumatism, to England; 20th May 1916, 5 Infantry Base Depot; 3rd June 1916, joined Battalion, "D" Company; 4th September 1916, wounded, gun shot wound to the head.

Buried at St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, B.23.49., Seine-Maritime, France.


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