Army Number : 35451
Battalion : 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.
Born and lived at Derby. Son of James and Emma Basford, of 21, Liversage Street, Derby. He was a book binder prior to enlisting at Derby. He was killed in action, 15th July 1916, aged 26, whilst the battalion was moving between Poulainville and Longeau, France.
Buried/Commemorated : Loos Memorial, France. Panel 87 to 89.
His brother Private Albert Basford 2/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.