Sidney BASS

From Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

Corporal Sidney Bass 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment { 16747 } who died on 16 October 1917 Age 26
Son of George and Kate Bass of Radleys End, Duton Hill.
Remembered in Dozinghem Military Cemetery.*

* This is in the Ypres Salient. The CWGC gives the following information about the name of the cemetery:
‘Many cemeteries in the Salient still bear their original soldiers’ names and a few kilometres to the  north-west
of Poperinghe is a group of three casualty clearing station cemeteries, wryly called Mendinghem, Dozinghem
and Bandaghem (Haringhe) Military Cemeteries , in imitation of Flemish place names. Mendinghem
was established in July 1916, and the two others the following July in anticipation of Third Ypres.’

From 1911 Census

Sidney Frederick Bass, aged 20 in 1911 (born 1891, in Great Easton); employed as a farm labourer, and listed as the son of George and ‘Kattie’ Emma Bass.

From 1901 Census

Sidney Frederick Bass, aged 10 in 1901; sister, Lily Bass, aged 12.


Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-19

Service number: 16747
Enlistment place: Chelmsford
Residence: Dunmow, Essex
Cause of death: Died of Wounds
Death place & theatre of war: France & Flanders, Western European Theatre

From ‘List of Subscribers’ (to Great Easton War Memorial):

Bass, Mrs. and family
Wicks, Mrs.  (Sidney’s sister Lily was married to Ernest Wicks, who is also commemorated on the Great Easton War Memorial).

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