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Albert Baswitz

Born:
1892
Died:
18 Elul 5676 (16 September 1916)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
BAS4749
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1892
Place of birth:
London

Death

Date of death:
18 Elul 5676 (16 September 1916)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Highwood
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Flatiron Copse Cemetery

Places

Addresses

Family home:
40 Tamworth Street, Fulham

Schools

Name:
Kings College London
Year started:
1911
Year left:
1914

Other Organisations

Name:
London University OTC
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From Kings College Review , 01 December 1916

Captain Baswitz met his death gallantly leading his men against the Germans on September 16th last. A brother officer writing of his death says: "His sheer keenness for the whole thing was wonderfully infectious. On the 16th his chance came - the chance he had been longing for. He was ordered to take his company up and reinforce another battalion which was going to attack. So he died, gallantly leading his men, doing a work that he was always anxious to do."

Another writes: "His men, especially the bombers, adored him. There was no more popular officer in the whole division. His example will always be before us."

His Colonel, writing to his bereaved parents, said: "He was one of the bravest men I have ever met and one of the best of friends, beloved by the officers and all of his men too."

Kings College Memorial Page

http://www.kingscollections.org/warmemorials/kings-college/memorials/baswitz-albert

Family

Siblings

Rose Baswtiz (female)
May Baswitz (female)
Tulles Baswitz (male)
Ida Emma Baswitz (female)

Parents

Father: Hermann Baswitz (male)
Mother: Kate Baswitz (female)

Homefront

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Rank at discharge/death:
Captain
Assignments
Regiment:
County of London Regiment
Battalion/unit:
22nd Battalion
Medals:
Military Cross

Roll of Honour

A. (M.C.) BASWITZ, 16 September 1916

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Captain
Date of Death:
16/09/1916
Age:
24
Regiment / service:
1st/22nd Bn., London Regiment
Cemetery:
Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz
Grave reference:
I. E. 13.
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Teachers Student
Date started:
1911

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