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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle ,
Person Details
Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Father: John T. Bassett, born 1858 in Leicestershire and working as a colliery ganger. Mother: Edna Ann Bassett, born 1862 Ilkeston, Derbyshire. He had two brothers; Jack T., born 1883 and Percy, born 1892, as well as a sister, Mary, born 1887. All the children were born in Ilkeston.
27 Apr 1916
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33 Rupert Street, Meadows, Nottingham.
Private
3rd Bn Grenadier Guards
Pte. Bassett volunteered for service and following training he was drafted to France on 5 October 1915. He was with the Grenadier Guards in the Ypres Salient in April 1916 helping to improve the defences, and was killed on 27 April 1916. He was buried at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery (grave ref. D.5).
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 5 May 1916: 'Bassett. Killed in action April 27th, Private A Bassett, Grenadier Guards, son of Mr E Bassett, Rupert Street, Meadows. Mother, sisters, brothers.'
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle ,
    Arthur Bassett - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle ,
  • Photograph was published on 8th June 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Arthur Bassett - Photograph was published on 8th June 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918