Other names: Arthur Cecil
Locations in this story: Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Story: Arthur Cecil Bastable was born in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset on 4 Aug 1899 and baptised there on 29 Aug 1899 the son of Hugh Bastable and Ada Jane Bastable (nee Foster). He lived all his life apart from Military Service in Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley. He had enlisted on 5 Sep 1917 and joined the 9th Training Battalion as a Private (Service No. 20812). He was transferred to the Somerset Light Infantry (Service No. 40521) on 1 Dec 1917. He was based in the UK only and was discharged on 28 Feb 1918 as being no longer medically fit for service. There are no medal or Silver War Badge records. He regrettably died in Sixpenny Handley on 4 Jul 1919 and he was buried there on 8 Jul 1919. His brother, Allen James Bastable, also served and survived the conflict.