102556 Pte David Bastow, 239 Coy, Machine Gun Corps.
Born in Burnley in 1895, David was living at 110 New Hall Street when he enlisted into the East Lancashire Regiment (reg no 37625) in February 1916. Formerly a weaver by trade, he was associated with the Hanover Sunday School and was the secretary of the Bazaar Club. After transfer to the MGC after arrival in France, he was severely wounded in the jaw, legs and hands on 7 November 1917, being admitted to the 83rd General Hospital on 8 November where he died the following day. He is now buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
9 November 1917
Research by David O'Mara, Croonaert Research Services.