Private William James Bass

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

24 Mar 1918


T. G. Hobbs

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Limbury Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 23rd May 1918
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: Deejaya

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