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Albert Bastow Regt # 2750
Donated by Geoff Martin

Albert Chesley Bastow attested with the First Newfoundland Regiment in St. John's May 16, 1916. He was 20 years 7 months old and 6 feet tall. His regimental number was 2750.

His service record indicates he embarked on the SS Sicilian Aug. 28, 1916 for ???. Embarked Southhampton for BEF Feb. 15, 1917 Joined battalion Mar. 6. Missing Apr. 14. POW Jun 18. Died Nov. 11 of sickness (dropsy) in Kriegsgefangenedager Lazarett, Keserne at Conde, Germany.

After his death as a POW, a report from the German side forwarded through the Geneva Red Cross 27.12.17 stated that he had died Nov. 16, 1917 age 22 years. A previous report noted on the same form noted his DOB as 18.9.95, capture at Monchy 14.4.17 and POW registration at Limburg.

Albert Chesley was a younger brother of William Augustus Bastow, wounded Suvla Bay, Gallipoli.

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