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Those Who Came After The Original 500

Frederick Bastow Regt # 700
Donated by Geoff Martin

Frederick is a first cousin to William Bastow. They obviously enlisted and travelled together to Suvla and then got separated.

Frederick Donald Bastow attested to the First Newfoundland Regiment December 15, 1914 in St. John's and was allotted regimental # 700. He was 5 feet 5 inches, light skin, light brown hair and blue eyes. There was an identifying scar on his right thumb. His occupation was labourer.

His service record indicates he embarked on the SS Dominion Feb. 5, 1915. Arrived Edinburgh Castle Feb 16. Embarked MEF 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.
Sep. 15 evacuated and arrived ??? Jan 15, 1916. Proceeded to Suez, Jan. 16. Evacuated Port Suez Mar. 14. Disembarked Marseilles Mar. 22. Wounded June 28. Admitted 87 FA and transferred 29 CCS Jun 28. Bomb wound fract. skull pen. brain (severe), Jun 28. Dangerously ill June 30. Invalided to England July 4. Admitted 3rd London General Hospital July 6. Died of wound 11 PM Oct. 12, 1916.

Cause of death was given as Gun-Shot Wound of Head, Meningitis.

He is buried at:
London, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Nfld. 766

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