King's College London
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Bass, Alfred Edward

Rifleman Alfred Edward Bass. After being educated at Deal and under private tutors, Alfred E. Bass entered King's and, having passed his Inter. was reading for a Science degree when the war broke out. He quickly joined up in the Queen's Westminster Rifles (London Regiment) and went to France where he saw some very heavy fighting, notably in the fierce attack on Glencorse Wood near Ypres His commanding officer wrote: "I was with him until the end and I might say there was never a braver man in my own estimation. I might add that, he was a sound and good fellow and a splendid soldier." His brother had fallen the previous year in the battle of the Somme. King's College Review, June 1918


First name(s)Alfred Edward
Date of birth1887
Place of birthChester
Family detailsLived at Hyde Park
Previous educationAt Deal and under private tutors
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1908
Dept / courseScience Engineering
Military unitLondon Regiment (Queens Westminster Rifles) 1st /16th Bn
Place enlistedLondon
Service number553717
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance and Flanders
Date of death10 August 1917
Rank at deathRifleman
Place of deathGlencource Wood
Cause of deathKilled in action
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel; Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War

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