Basing, Albert Henry

Dates:
1 December 1887 to 3 June 1915

War Service:
Sergeant 1032 ALBERT HENRY BASING of the 8th battalion Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) was killed in action on 3 June 1915.

He was buried in an orchard near the crossroads at Givenchy but was later reburied and is remembered in Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial in the church of St Mary the Virgin, Lewisham and the roll of honour of St Mark’s church, Clarendon Rise The church tower was destroyed during WW2 and the rest of the building demolished in 1980 and the roll is now displayed in St Stephen’s church.

Details:
When he enlisted on 23 September 1914 he said that he had been born in London on 1 December 1887. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Basing and husband of Beatrice Louise Harland Basing, of Oxbow, Saskatchewan, Canada. They had formerly lived in Brandon, Manitoba. Before enlisting he had been an accountant.

Source:
Service record

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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