Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
24 Mar 1918
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
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.