Basil Henry Applebee Eames

Surname: Eames
Other names: Basil Henry Applebee
Other people in this story:
James A. Eames
Maud Eliza Eames
Ethel May Rice
Joan M. H. Hutton
Locations in this story:
Highworth, Wiltshire
Swindon, Wiltshire
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Crediton, Devon
Woking, Surrey

Basil Henry Applebee Eames was born in Highworth, Wiltshire, on 2 Mar 1895 the son of James A. Eames and Maud Eliza Eames.  His early life was spent in various places including Swindon, Wiltshire, and Shepton Mallet, Somerset, until by the time of the war in 1914 he was registered for electoral purposes in Tout Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He enlisted with the 1/1st Squadron of the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private rising to the rank of Sergeant (Service No.759).  He was later attached to the Corps of Hussars and served in Egypt from 23 Apr 1915 (Service No. 230158).   He suffered from Malaria which was deemed attributable to his service and for which he received a time limited pension.  He was discharged on 26 Jun 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals, the 1915 Star and Silver War Badge No. 464965.   The 1921 Census shows him living back in Tout Hill House, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He married Ethel May Rice in Shaftesbury, Dorset, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Shaftesbury, on 15 Sep 1921.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 133 High Street, Crediton, Devon, described as a Bank Manager.  His wife, Ethel, died in 1951 and he re-married a Joan M. H. Hutton in Surrey during 1966.  Basil died in Woking, Surrey, on 2 Jun 1975.


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