Source: Duty Nobly Done Roll of Honour 18th Bn. compiled and edited by Edward H. Wigney.
YOUNG ENGLISHMAN DEAD
Pte. John Bass Gave Up His Life at Ypres in March
Pte. John Bass was one of the 18th Western Ontario Battalion to give up his life when the British regained half a mile of trenches from the Germans on the Ypres front, March 2. His name appears among the killed in action in last night’s casualty list. Pte. Bass enlisted at Toronto with the 36th Battalion with a draft from the 36th Regiment. He left the Niagara Camp last fall for England. Prior to enlisting Pte. Bass loved at Mono Road, Ont., where he was employed as a laborer. He was 23 years old and unmarried. He is survived by his mother, who [lives in] Hants, England.
Source: Toronto Star, Circa March 1916.