The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W H Bashford


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Private William Henry BASHFORD,  G/18916, 6th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders, France, death assumed on or after 17th July  1917.

Born Hackney, London SE,  son of Mary Ann Bashford, 6 Island Wall, Whitstable, Kent.


1911 Census - 1 Devon Cottage, Island Wall, Whitstable, Kent - William J Bashford, head, age 50, married, retired fireman, born Whitstable, Kent; Mary Ann Bashford, wife, age 42, married, ? years, 4 children, 2 still alive, born Clapton, London; William H Bashford, son, age 22, single, painter, born Hackney, London; Mabel E Bashford, daughter, age 15, single, general servant, born Scotland Yard, London; Thomas G Mills, lodger, age 25, single, carpenter, born Whitstable, Kent.


Called up at  Canterbury, Kent, age 27, height 5ft 4½ inches, weight 130lbs. Resided 86 Island Wall, Whitstable, Kent. Formerly fireman.

Home 30th May 1916 to 10th October 1916; BEF 11th October 1916 to 17th July 1917.

30th May 1916, called up & enlisted into East Kent Regiment (The Buffs), 9967; 1st June 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, East Kent Regiment, (The Buffs); 11th October 1916, posted BEF, arrived at 38 Infantry Base Depot; 11th October 1916, posted 1st Battalion, East Kent Regiment, (The Buffs); 20th October 1916, transferred to 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd October 1916, joined Battalion, in the Field; 20th June 1917, awarded 14 days Field Punishment No.1.; 17th July 1917, posted missing.

26th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Mary Ann Bashford, (now Steede), 6 Island Wall, Whitstable, Kent; Brothers - none living; Sister - Mabel Elizabeth Rigden.

Commemorated at  Arras Memorial, Bay 7, Pas de Calais, France.


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