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11 Apr 1899
He was the son of Richard and Mary Bavin of 2 Milner Road, Sherwood, Nottingham and the brother of Albert Richard, Charles Reginald and Doris Bavin. He was known as 'Billie'.
Educated at Nottingham High School. Member of Nottingham Rowing Club. Member of University College Nottingham OTC.
29 Sep 1918
1739950 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
1/6th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted as Private TR/5/110585 into 87th Training Reserve Bn, commissioned Second Lieutenant 1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (21 March 1918), to 3rd Bn. Attended gas course at Whitbourne 24 June 1918. Joined 1/6th Bn at Verquin 16 July 1918. (Sherwood Foresters Officers Services' Records and Medal Roll). Killed in action near Ascension Spur, Vendelles France, and commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois memorial.
Nottingham Evening Post obituary dated 11 October 1918 :- “SECOND-LIEUT. WILLIAM BAVIN, Sherwood Foresters, who was killed in action on September 29th, at the age of 19 years, was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bavin, Milner-road, Sherwood. He was educated at High Pavement and the Nottingham High Schools, received his commission after a course of training in the Nottingham University O.T.C., and had been on active service about four months. Mr. Bavin's eldest son, Albert made the supreme sacrifice at Combles on December 24th, 1916, and his only surviving son, Charles of the Lincolnshire Regt., has served in France for over three years, having joined up on the outbreak of war.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 His brother Private Albert Richard Bavin, served with the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, he was killed in action on 24th December 1916. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. A further brother Private Charles Reginald Bavin, served with the 10th Battalion (Grimsby Chums) Lincolnshire Regiment.
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