Sergeant John Frederick Bastian was born in 1895, in Rogersville, North Co., New Brunswick to Clara Hartt and John Bastian. He died August 2, 1918 and is buried in Wancourt British Cemetery, France. Grave Reference: 111 B. 14. Wancourt is a village about 8 kilometers southeast of Arras. It is 2 kilometers south of the main road from Arras to Cambrai. The Cemetery is a short distance southeast of the village just off the D 35 road. John joined the WW1 Army, April 6, 1916, in Newcastle, N.B. Attached to the 26th. Battalion. Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment Service), Number 794135. Reverence: RG150, Box 497 - 13) Circumstances of Death: John Fredrick Bastian was killed during an attack on August 28, 1918, by a piece of enemy shrapnel and instantly killed. Signed: by Lt- Col of the Regiment (Source: Army Intelligence File Records, Form R231 Sent: Sept. 3, 1918, Rank Private before death was raised to Sergeant. Unit: 26th. Cdn. Bn. Source: N.B. Archives RS141A5 Vital Statistics #1211 Reference A5/1900 Microfilm F180056 Wayne Wood from Montreal took a bike trip through France and found John's gravestone and took a picture of it.
Courtesy: Geraldine Harris
, Departement du Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais
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