Other names: Basil Henry Applebee
Locations in this story: Highworth, WiltshireSwindon, WiltshireShepton Mallet, SomersetShaftesbury, DorsetCrediton, DevonWoking, Surrey
Story: 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 (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. He married Ethel May Rice in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1921. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 133 High Street, Crediton, Devon, and was 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.