Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (The 2/4th Battalion)

Research and Resources around the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry during WWI

Lieutenant Geoffrey Edward Bassett

Lieutenant Geoffrey Edward Bassett was killed at the Enghien Redoubt on 21st March 1918.

A brave officer, Lieut. Basssett, fell, shot in the head. Not a German could be seen.

He is buried at the Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon, France

His name is on the Croydon war memorial.

He is also celebrated on the roll-of-honour of the London Stock Exchange. It reads:

*Lieutenant, Royal Army Service Corps attached 2/4th Battalion, oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 21st March 1918 [SDGW states 1919]. Aged 24. Son of John Dollin Bassett and Victoria Edith Bassett, of 5, South Park Hill, South Croydon, Surrey. Buried in CHAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, HOLNON, Aisne, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 1. Clerk at the Exchange.

His Medal Card lists the 28th London Regiment, Army Service Corps. He was gazetted as a temporary 2nd Lieutenant on 5th November, 1915.

Son of John Dollin Bassett and Victoria Edith Bassett, of 5, South Park Hill, South Croydon, Surrey. He was born in 1894. John Dollin Bassett worked in the Stock Exchange, Railway Dealer.

He is mentioned briefly in The Fifth Army in March 1918, by Walter Shaw Sparrow.

*Lieutenant, Royal Army Service Corps attached 2/4th Battalion, oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 21st March 1918 [SDGW states 1919]. Aged 24. Son of John Dollin Bassett and Victoria Edith Bassett, of 5, South Park Hill, South Croydon, Surrey. Buried in CHAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, HOLNON, Aisne, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 1. Clerk at the Exchange.

Geoffrey Edward Bassett

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