Zulu Dawn:Col Crealock. “Excuse me, my Lord, there's something I must convey to you. I rode along the track down to Rorke's Drift. The sky above is red with fire. Your orders my Lord? Do we move to the drift?”
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Subject: Re: Deputy Inspector-General Samuel William Vasey R.N. Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:49 pm
Surgeon Samuel William Vasey, HMS Boadicea, Buried Chudleigh Cemetery, Chudleigh, Devon.
Subject: Re: Deputy Inspector-General Samuel William Vasey R.N. Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:19 pm
Samuel William Vasey was a 23 year old Surgeon on H.M.S. Boadicea. He was part of the the naval brigade from that ship. After the Relief of Eshowe, Surgeon Vasey tended to the sick and wounded at Fort Pearson. He later accompanied the naval brigade to Port Durnford. Vasey is recorded as having served ashore from 28 Apr '79 to 27 Jul '79; and is confirmed on the Medal Roll as entitled to medal with clasp “1879”.
In the link below 1879graves posted a photograph of a navy Gatling gun with several officers posing (his 3rd entry). Vasey is #3 in the photograph.