Rank or Title

Employer

T. G. Hobbs

Service Number

29668

Place of Birth

Biscot
United Kingdom

World War I Address

Limbury Road
Leagrave
United Kingdom

Place of Death

France

Grave Location

No known grave
France

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier
Pte William James Bass

Pte William James Bass, 29668, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on the Somme on March 24th, 1918, early in the German spring offensive.

He had seen 18 months service in France and was previously employed by Mr T. G. Hobbs in Luton.

The 1911 Census shows him living in Limbury Road, Leagrave, one of eight surviving children of James and Clara Jane Bass.

On July 29th, 1912, he married Louisa Scrivener, who also lived in Limbury Road, and records suggest they had two children - Elsie born in 1914 and William in 1916.

William is commemorated on both the Leagrave and Luton War Memorials.

Individual Location

Pte William James Bass

Author: 

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments