Lieutenant BASIL CROMPTON PRING of 96 Company, Machine Gun Corps was killed in action on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He enlisted in September in the 16th (Public Schools) battalion of the Middlesex Regiment and in April 1915 was commissioned into the 12 battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment. He was promoted to lieutenant in November 1915 and transferred to the Machine Gun Corps.
He has no known grave and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.
Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St George’s church in Catford.
He was 27 years old, the only son of Captain and Mrs F A Pring of Streatham and Bexhill. He was educated at St Lawrence, Ramsgate and Trinity College.
When war broke out he was almoner and assistant secretary at the Dreadnought Seamens Hospital, Greenwich.
Times 2 Aug 1916
Contributed By: Andy Pepper
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