Army Number : 242339
Battalion : 2/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.
Born and lived at Derby. Son of James and Emma Basford, of 21, Liversage Street, Derby. He was an Apprentice Jeweller prior to enlisting at Derby. He was killed in action, 26th September 1917, aged 25, during the attack on Otto Farm near Gravenstafel, Belgium.
Buried/Commemorated : Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium. Plot 11. Row C. Grave 5.
His brother Private James Arthur Basford 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.