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E.V. BAZIN - HAC


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stephen p nunn

I know you read about these things, but sometimes they really happen. My friend has just dug up a 1914-15 Star in his garden! he has passed it on to me for cleaning and research. This is what I have found out:

Ernest Vivian BAZIN

Private 2160 Honourable Artillery Company

Birth & Early Life

Born 20/11/1896, Kingsbury, Middlesex. Son of Vivian Bazin (1864-1924) and Florence Sybilla [née Lane] (1871-1956).

Baptised at St. Peter, Belsize Park on 2/1/1897.

1901 – a 4 year old living at Eastcote, Willesden, Middlesex, with father (an Insurance Clerk), mother and Annie E. Swann, a 22 year old domestic servant.

1911 – a 14 year old schoolboy living at 23 Cranhurst Road, Cricklewood, with father (an Insurance Clerk), mother and Keziah Florence Bates, a 25 year old domestic servant.

Worked as a Clerk at Henry Scott & Son, Clements House, Clements Lane, EC.

Enlistment & Home Service

Enlisted in the Honourable Artillery Company at Armoury House EC on 7/9/1914.

Home service from 7/9/1914 to 30/6/1915.

Active Service & Wounded

1/7/1915 transferred to 1st Battalion, HAC, as a Lance-Corporal.

In France/Belgium from 1/7/1915 to 24/11/1916.

4/7/1915 – reverted to Private.

27/10/1916 – appointed unpaid Lance Corporal.

Wounded on 14/11/1916 (gunshot wound to head).

At 9 Casualty Clearing Station, then 10 General Hospital.

Return to Home Service

Home service from 25/11/1916 to 4/4/1919.

In Edmonton Military Hospital 1/12/1916-1/1/1917.

Convalesced at Ewen Hall Convalescent, High Barnett.

24/3/1917 – promoted to acting corporal.

14/4/1917 – promoted to acting sergeant.

5/6/1917 attached to the London Command Depot.

June 1917 - injured at the Tadworth Gas School which effected eyesight with continual watering.

16/7/1917 posted to 1st Reserve Battalion.

Discharge

Medical examination at the Tower of London on 28/2/1919.

5/3/1919 – proceeded to Displ. Unit.

Discharged on 4/4/1919.

Entitled to 1915 Star trio. (Received Star on 21/10/1920).

Post-Great War

Lived at Adelaide Farm, Langley Vale, Epsom Downs.

Lived at Summerhill Cottage, Basildon.

Lived a 3 Argyle Road, Westcliffe.

1924 – father died in West Ham.

1942 – was a Merchant Seaman (R118347) – a ship’s Assistant Steward. Lived at Westgarth, Shipwrights Drive, Thundersley.

1956 – mother died in Southend.

1959 – got married to Florence Sarah [née Collins] (12905-1973) at Southend.

Death

Died 6/10/1968 at Belvedere (Bexley).

Buried 10/10/1968 at Erith, Kent.

 

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sadbrewer

Was the medal found at one of those addresses?....I've a few unearthed by detectorist but often they are found many miles away from expected areas.

Edit...unless there is another E V Bazin, in the early 1930's he was living at Woodham Ferrers.

 

Edit 2...from 1927.

 

Screenshot_20200719-142722.jpg

 

Edit 3...his father was also HAC until 1905.

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stephen p nunn

Wow -it was found in a garden at Bicknacre (near Woodham Fererrs).

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sadbrewer
7 minutes ago, stephen p nunn said:

Wow -it was found in a garden at Bicknacre (near Woodham Fererrs).

 

I'll have a dig and see if I can find the exact Woodham Ferrers address!!

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stephen p nunn

Fantastic - yes please.

S.

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stephen p nunn

Fantastic - thank you.

S.

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stephen p nunn

Just called my friend - his house was, indeed, once called 'The Garth'.

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sadbrewer
2 hours ago, stephen p nunn said:

Just called my friend - his house was, indeed, once called 'The Garth'.

 

What a brilliant result....when you think the last person to handle it was most probably the man himself.

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stephen p nunn

Yes - fascinating. Thank you for all that you have done to resolve this.

Best regards.

Stephen.

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stephen p nunn

Here he is in later life!

Bazin photo.jpg

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stephen p nunn

Ernest Bazin's 1914/15 Star - Before and After

before.jpg

aftermed.jpg

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