Basil Wick

After a gap of 16 months the second of those commemorated is approaching the centenary of their death. H.B. Wick, Basil, was killed in action on 28th December 1915 whilst serving with the 19th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers in France, having crossed from England a month earlier. He was 27 years old.

Basil spent some of his childhood in Duxford where his uncle worked as a horseman, at some stage at Barkers Farm on Grange Road. He is buried at ‘Woburn Abbey’ Cemetery, Cuinchy, France. He was one of only 174 Commonwealth and British service personnel who died on that day during WW1, a quiet day in general although 6 of his comrades were killed on that day and are buried in the same cemetery.

Information on this page kindly contributed by Mr Tim Chudleigh and Mr Philip Wade