Private Basil Harry Raymond Prince

Private Basil Harry Raymond Prince

Birth
Berrington, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England
Death 15 Apr 1918 (aged 27–28)
France
Burial Ploegsteert, Arrondissement de Mouscron, Hainaut, Belgium
Plot Panel 5.
Memorial ID 12705809 · View Source
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Casualty of the Great War Basil Harry Raymond Prince was the son of Daniel Prince and his wife Mary Ann Stokes. Basil was one of eight children. His siblings were: Rupert Daniel Prince, Annie Rita Marion Prince (my grandmother), Agnes Nellie Prince, Winifred Rena Prince, Bessie Edith Prince, Ernest Sidney Prince and Sybil May Prince.

Basil served in the Great War with the 6th Battalion of South Wales Boarderers Regiment. His rank was Private. In the small village of Ploegsteert the 6th Battalion was posted. It would remain in British possession during most of the war with the exception of a brief time in 1918 when it was taken by the Germans. The German's invaded Ploegsteert Village on the 10th of April 1918. Heavy fighting continued until April 15th when the attack was withdrawn. Given Basil's date of death, it is quite likely this was the battle where he lost his life.


Name: Basil Harry Raymond Prince
Birth Place: Barrington, Hereford
Residence: Penybont, Radnor
Death Date: 15 Apr 1918
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Tonyrefail
Rank: Private
Regiment: South Wales Borderers
Battalion: 6th Battalion
Number: 29802
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Memorial photos supplied by http://britishwargraves.co.uk


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  • Maintained by: Lori Oschefski
  • Originally Created by: International Wargraves Photography Project
  • Added: 16 Dec 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12705809
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Private Basil Harry Raymond Prince (1890–15 Apr 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12705809, citing Ploegsteert Memorial, Ploegsteert, Arrondissement de Mouscron, Hainaut, Belgium ; Maintained by Lori Oschefski (contributor 47220772) .