|Sergeant John Frederick Bastian was born in 1895, in Rogersville, North Co., New Brunswick. He died August 28, 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
Source Niece: Geraldine Harris