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Coleshill Remembers World War 1

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Entry for Private William Basketfield


Surname

Basketfield



Forenames

William Ernest

Rank

Private

Unit/Regiment

3rd battalion, Coldstream Guards

Year of Birth

1894

Date of Death

11/10/1917

Notes

William Ernest Basketfield (service number 13941), also son of William and Mary, was born in Shustoke in 1894. A member of the 3rd battalion, Coldstream Guards, Private Basketfield died twelve months after his brother Arthur on 11 October 1917. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial

The Coleshill Chronicle, Saturday, November 3, 1917 Mrs. Basketfield, Coventry Road, Coleshill, received information on Tuesday morning from the Colonel Commanding the Coldstream Guards that her son, Private W. E. Basketfield (No. 13941), of that regiment, was killed in action on the 11th October. The deceased joined the army as a regular in 1914. He was dangerously ill with double pneumonia at Windsor after a route march, and was in King George's Hospital for three months. He went out to France, and was wounded on September 29th, 1916, and was sent to Lincoln Hospital. He was wounded in ten places. He returned to France in May of this year, and he has been on active service till he met his death. His brother was killed on October 27th, 1916
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