EAST HADDON HISTORY SOCIETY Northamptonshire, England



Brother of Edward Baskott, also killed in WW1, and also commemmorated on East Haddon War Memorial.

In the 1911 census, James did not appear, although his parents Walter and Elizabeth Baskott, of East Haddon are shown, with one son (presumably his brother) and 2 daughters – perhaps James was away from home at the time.  

James served as 2nd Lieutenant, 193rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.

From his army  death record, James must have been born in 1890, making him 21 in 1911, and hence eligible to join the army.

He died of wounds on 11th December 1917, aged 27, and lies buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium, leaving his parents and 2 sisters in East Haddon.  

Rank:              2nd Lieutenant     

Service No:    Not known

Decorations:  Military Medal