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PostSubject: Sam Wassall   Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:19 am

On a recent trip tp Barrow I took the opportunity to pay my respects to a very brave man. I also had a look at the archives in the local paper. I found this article and tried to make contact but unfortunately to no avail.
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PostSubject: Re: Sam Wassall   Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:26 am

Frank what was the date on the newspaper artical?
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PostSubject: Re: Sam Wassall   Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:28 am

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PostSubject: Re: Sam Wassall   Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:40 am

This was his home in Bath Street
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PostSubject: Re: Sam Wassall   Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:43 am

And his grave.
The small stone on top is from Fugitives Drift
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PostSubject: Re: Sam Wassall   Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:16 pm

This is the dedication of the grave stone from The Evening Mail Wednesday November 18 1992
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PostSubject: Re: Sam Wassall   Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:27 pm

Some interesting Wassall connections from Ancestry.

Sam Wassall 1911 census living at 32 Lyon Street, includes VC in his signature.
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Citation for Wassalls VC mentions Private Westwood, who he saved.
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228 Pt. Thomas Westwood had a brother 294 Pt. James Westwood who was also with the 80th, here are their AZW medals. Both later lived in Swansea.
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PostSubject: Re: Sam Wassall   Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:00 pm

Nice one Frank.. you honoured him in a very Zulu fashion..
which i'm sure Wassall would have been chuffed about if he
had been aware of the custom in life..very touching.
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PostSubject: Re: Sam Wassall   Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:41 pm

Nice thread. Here is a Taddy and Co Cigarette card (Victoria Cross Heroes) from the early 1900's showing private Sam Wassall saving Private Westwood.  This card is in my collection.

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PostSubject: Sam Wassall   Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:51 pm

Nice one Airborne77
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PostSubject: Re: Sam Wassall   Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:54 pm

Well done Airborn, nice article for the collection
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PostSubject: Re: Sam Wassall   Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:33 pm

Thanks Gents

Here is another one from that era. Nice to see that these brave men were recognised for their deeds back then.

Unfortunately this one is not in my collection.

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PostSubject: Sam Wassall    Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:36 pm

Agreed Shaun , I like the Cig Cards .
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