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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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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


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).


Commemorated at:

Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia, Panel 1


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

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Taken on July 22, 2013