We remember Basil Arthur Horsfall

We remember Basil Arthur Horsfall

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Timeline

Timeline

1871
sibling Harold Charles Horsfall Source:9026016 7th March 1871
1875
sibling Winifred Marie Horsfall Source:9026016 9th May 1875
1879
sibling John Edmund Bertram Horsfall Source:9026016 1879
1883
sibling Edward Francis Horsfall Source:9026016 14th April 1883
1884
sibling Cuthbert William Horsfall Source:9026016 24th May 1884
1886
sibling Godfrey Lock Horsfall Source:9026016 1886
1887
birth Kelvin Gerve, Colombo Sri Lanka Source:9025986 Source:7443887 4th October 1887
1903
education Sir William Borlase School Great Marlow United Kingdom Source:9026010 1903 - 1905
1906
employment Bank Employee Barclays Bank Ltd Lombard Street, London E.C. United Kingdom Source:8641970 1906
1915
employment Accountant Source:9025923 19th April 1915
1916
commission Source:9025986 19th December 1916
1916
service British Army Second Lieutenant East Lancashire Regiment 1st Battalion Source:9025986 19th December 1916
1917
hospitalisation Wounded while serving with his brother Edward with the 1st Battalion, during an attack to take a chemical works at Roeux. Hospital/Institution Source:9026005 11th May 1917
1917
service British Army Second Lieutenant East Lancashire Regiment 1st Battalion attached 11th Battalion Source:9025986 24th October 1917 - 27th March 1918
1918
dates Age 30 Source:7443887 27th March 1918
1918
awards Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration Source:7443887 22nd May 1918
appointments Qualified in signalling and search light Source:7443887
sibling Christabel Grace Horsfall Source:9026016
service Other Empire Force Ceylon Engineer Volunteers Source:9025986
employment Rubber Planter Sri Lanka Source:7443887
employment Financial Assistant to the Public Works Department Civil Service of Ceylon Sri Lanka Source:7443887
education St. Thomas's College Colombo Sri Lanka Source:7443887
location Darlington House, Colombo Sri Lanka Source:9025915
1918
death Killed in Action For details, see story with transcription of VC citation. France Source:7443887 Source:9025915 27th March 1918
burial Arras Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Pas de Calais France Bay 6. Source:7443887

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Basil Arthur
Initials BA
Last Name Horsfall,
Source 8541589
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
Darlington House, Colombo Sri Lanka
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
Other Empire Force Ceylon Engineer Volunteers
British Army East Lancashire Regiment 1st Battalion Second Lieutenant
British Army East Lancashire Regiment 1st Battalion attached 11th Battalion Second Lieutenant
Awards
AwardTypeSource
VC British Award/Decoration
Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Maria Henrietta Layard mother
Charles William Horsfall father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Harold Charles Horsfall brother 7th March 1871
Winifred Marie Horsfall sister 9th May 1875
John Edmund Bertram Horsfall brother 1879
Cuthbert William Horsfall brother 24th May 1884
Godfrey Lock Horsfall brother 1886
Christabel Grace Horsfall sister
Edward Francis Horsfall brother 14th April 1883

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Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Yvonne27542
Victoria Cross Recipients 1854-2006 Transcription Trevor321

External Evidence

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Profile on Wikipedia. Trevor321
The London Gazette - Victoria Cross Trevor321
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects Yvonne27542
National Probate Calendars Yvonne27542
Freemasons of Ireland Membership Registers Yvonne27542
The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment - Lancashire Infantry Museum Yvonne27542
Letter from commanding officer Yvonne27542
Officers' Services, First World War, Long Number Papers Yvonne27542
War Office: Correspondence and Papers Concerning the Victoria Cross Yvonne27542
Wisden on the Great War Yvonne27542
Memorial plaque at Sir William Borlase's School Yvonne27542
Family tree on Ancestry.co.uk Yvonne27542
Accrington Observer - 30th June 2006 Yvonne27542
The London Gazette - 8th January 1917 Yvonne27542
The Reading Mercury - 1st June 1918 Yvonne27542

Multimedia

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Basil Arthur Horsfall VC. Trevor321
Group photo – from Barclays Bank photograph albums Yvonne27542
B A Hosrfall 1906– from Barclays Bank photo albums Yvonne27542

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