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Forename(s): Basil William
Place of Birth: Colesberg, Cape Colony, South Africa
Service No: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service: Norfolk Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 12th (Norfolk Yeomanry) Battalion
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1918-08-19
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Plot 1. Row F. Grave 4.
CWGC Cemetery: LE GRAND HASARD MILITARY CEMETERY, MORBECQUE
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Basil William Ramsbottom was the son of William Henry and Annie Ramsbottom, née Maynard. William was born at Longsight and Annie at Preston, Lancashire.
1901 Bentham, Yorkshire Census: St. Margaret's Vicarage - Basil W. Ramsbottom, aged 5 years, born Cape Colony, son of William H. and Annie Ramsbottom.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Basil William Ramsbottom, 1633, 2/1st Wiltshire Yeomanry & Lt Norfolk Yeomanry T.F. Correspondence: Father - Rev. W.H. Ramsbotton, 35, Sivewright Street, Krugersdorp, Transvaal, S. Africa.
In February 1917, the 1/1st Norfolk Yeomanry (The King's Own Royal Regiment) became the 12th (Norfolk Yeomanry) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.
Basil is commemorated on Lacock Parish War Memorial and on a memorial plaque in St Cyriac's Church, Lacock, Wiltshire.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
RAMSBOTTOM, Lieutenant B., son of Rev. W.N. Ramsbottom, late vicar of St. Margaret’s, Bentham, killed Aug. 19, 1918.
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Norfolk Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division
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