Jersey Company Member Record
Edward Charles Bastin
Month Joined:
August 1915
Age (1915)
Jersey Militia Unit
Rank (1915)
Royal Irish Rifles No.
Hampshire Regt. No.
Unknown Church of England N/A Rifleman 8704 N/A
Personal History    

The son of Mrs Bastin, of Ann Street, St Helier. At the time of the war, he was married with five children and living in Old St John's Road.

Trained in Ireland and Aldershot before going to the front with the Jersey Company in December 1915. In April the following year he fell ill with Trench Foot and was subsequently evacuated to England for treatment. By early 1917 he had recovered and was back at the front in Belgium. During a German trench raid in March 1917, however, he was captured and sent to a prisoner of war in Germany for the remainder of the conflict. In December 1919, he returned to Jersey, attending a reception for former prisoners of war in St Helier Town Hall the following month.

After the war, he appears to have rejoined the Army, serving with the Devonshire Regiment.


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One report suggests his age as 19-years-old which conflicts with being married with five children.
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