Thomas H. Bashton, KX/145

Details of Thomas' story are contained within the main body of the text and the Timeline of this website. Below are the major actions where he served and the more recent findings from his service:
1914Siege of Antwerp
1915Gallipoli Landings
Second Battle of Krithia
Third Battle of Krithia
1917Actions of Miraumont
Second Battle of Passchendaele
1918Battle of Albert
Battle of Drocourt-Queant
Battle of the Canal du Nord
Battle of Cambrai
Passage of the Grand Honelle

Royal Naval Division .info Thomas H. Bashton, KX/145
Thomas was wounded at Bully Grenay by trench mortar shrapnel on 11th August 1916. It is now possible to say that this was inflicited by the recently introduced Wurfgranate-16 and that five others were also wounded. Source: Howe Btn. Diary

Royal Naval Division .info Wufgranate-16

During September '17 the 176th Tunnelling Company was largely employed constructing deep dugouts both on the frontline and for the artillery positions behind in the Gavrelle-Oppy sector. In addition, other units of the Company were digging trenches for the laying of cables and water supply to the front line and the construction of machine-gun emplacements

On 19th March '17, whilst suffering from Trench Fever, the records of the 11th Casaulty Clearing Station show Thomas as being placed on the sick convoy.

Royal Naval Division .info 11th Casualty Clearing Station entry

Image of Benjamin Bashton appearing in the Illustrated Chronicle on 18th June 1915. Benjamin was Thomas' elder brother killed whilst serving at Ypres, 1915.
Royal Naval Division .info Benjamin Bashton

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