Other names: George William
Locations in this story: Woodville, Marnull, Nr. Shaftesbury, DorsetMarnull, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetPalestine (Israel)EgyptTel Aviv, Israel
Story: George William Bastable was born in Woodville, Marnull, Near Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 29 Mar 1883 the son of Claudious Charles Bastable, a Blacksmith, and Rose Anna Bastable (nee Moore). He lived his early life at Pound Cottage, Marnull, Dorset. He married Kate Matilda Roberts in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1909. By 1911 he had set up home at 2 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He had served in the Territorial Branch of the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry prior to this time (Service No. D/4354) and at the outbreak of war he re-enlisted and rejoined his Regiment as a Trooper with Service No. 841. He was posted to Egypt on 23 Apr 1915 and his unit became part of the Corps of Hussars with his Service No. changing to 230219. He was killed in action in Palestine (Israel) on 13 Nov 1917 whilst serving with the 1st/1st Battalion and buried in the Ramleh War Cemetery, Nr Tel Aviv, Israel. (Grave Ref. P.35) He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.