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William Bastow Regt # 676
Donated by Geoff Martin

William attested with the First Newfoundland Regiment in St. John's December 15, 1914. He was 21 years old, of dark complexion with dark brown hair and grey eyes. He had a scar on the top of his head as a distinguishing mark. His regimental number was 676.

His service record indicates he embarked on the SS Dominion Feb. 2, 1915. Arrived Edinburgh Castle Feb 16. Embarked at Devenport for active service Aug 20. Disembarked Alexandria Aug 31. Proceeded to Abbassia, Cairo same date and embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli Sep. 13. Landed Suvla night of Sep. 19, 20. Admitted 26 CCS shrapnel wound right scapula Sep. 20.

Admitted hospital Malta ex H. T. "Assaye" Sep. 26. Invalided to England Nov 3. via H S Regina d'Italia. Admitted Royal Victoria Hospital Netley Nov 13. Discharged Netley and admitted ???/ Dec 10. Discharged on furlough Jan 7, 1916.
Reported back to duty Jan. 16 "E" Company. Assessed as unfit for foreign service March 15, 1916. Embarked on SS Scandinavian Apr 4. Arrived Newfoundland Apr. 1916 and was discharged in St. John's as medically unfit Jun 30, 1916.

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