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Reginald J. Baskett
Pte. Reginald J. Baskett, R.R. 2, Princeton, a well-known Brant County young man, died on August 16, 1944, four days after he was wounded near Caen, France. He was buried near the scene of his last gallant action. Pte. Baskett had seen more than three years of army life since his enlistment in February, 1941, with the 1st Battalion, Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles. After training at Nanaimo, B.C., he was posted overseas in 1942, and transferred to the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. Born August 17, 1923, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baskett, he grew up in the vicinity of Princeton in Brant County. A short time ago his parents moved across the County line to the north side of Princeton. Pte. Baskett attended Princeton School and was a member of the Etonia United Church.