Bashall, Richard –

Son of John and Elizabeth Bashall, of 357 Leigh Road, Daisy Hill, Westhoughton, Lancashire. Initially reported missing since 04/04/1918, subsequently reported to have died in the field hospital at Provins on 29/04/1918. However, he was also reported to have sent a postcard 10/04/1918 stating he was a prisoner of war in Germany and was Limburg.

Personal details

  • Surname: Bashall
  • Forename: Richard
  • Date of birth: April 11th, 1885
  • Birth place: Preston, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Westhoughton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 33
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: April 29th, 1918
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 1st/4th (Territorial) Battalion.
  • Service number: 17240
  • Regiment: King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Atherton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: St / V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 01/11/1918
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6g

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