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John Frederick Bastian

In memory of:

Private John Frederick Bastian

August 28, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

794135

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment)

Division:

26th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 18, 1896

Son of John and Clara Bastian, of Rogersville, Northumberland Co., New Brunswick.

Commemorated on Page 364 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. B. 14.

Location:

Wancourt is a village about 8 kilometres south-east of Arras. It is 2 kilometres south of the main road from Arras to Cambrai. The WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY is a short distance south-east of the village just off the D 35 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Group Photo– NB regiment, Number 9 platoon, 132nd battalion overseas, prior to heading overseas. Taken at Arnprior. John Frederick Bastian is in the second row, second from the right. His brother Charles Erwin Bastian, is in the 3rd row, 3rd from left. 

John was killed Aug 28, 1918 in the Battle of Scarpe.  Charles was injured in action and disabled for life.  Charles passed away in Bathurst, NB, in 1942.
  • Circumstances of Death– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Bark to Bazinet. Mircoform Sequence 6; Volume Number 31829_B016716. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 150.  Page 743 of 1058.

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