Wickings-Smith, Basil Guildford (1885-1915)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: Basil Guildford Wickings-Smith (1885-1915), born 13 June 1885, son of Basil Wickings Smith and Agnes Wickings Smith of 11 Church Terrace, Lee, SE London; husband of Beatrice Mary Wickings-Smith of 1147, Newport Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Attended Blackheath School.
Attended Sherborne School (The Green) January 1901-August 1903; shooting viii team 1902, 1903.
WW1, Lance-Corporal in the Canadian Infantry. Drowned on the 'Lusitania' on 7 May 1915 while travelling back from New York with his brother Cyril Wickings-Smith (died 3 April 1965), his brother's wife Phyllis (died 19 January 1920), and their daughter Nancy (died May 1993).
Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia, Panel 1 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/4021797/WICKINGS-SMIT...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; The Green roll of honour. C. Wickings-Smith donated 10s. towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of B.G. Wickings-Smith.
Additional information about Basil Wickings-Smith can be found on The Lusitania Resource at www.rmslusitania.info/people/second-cabin/basil-wickings-...