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Courage and devotion to duty: 62357 Sgt. Ernest Bashford, 199 Siege Battery


Family history research revealed at least five relatives who served in the Royal Garrison Artillery in the Great War, and an episode recorded in Ernest Bashford’s military papers deserved further investigation.  Great Uncle Ernest was the son of Edward and Sophia Bashford, one of a family of ten, born at Bayham Abbey, Kent in 1880.  His normal occu…