DEATHS IN THE SERVICES
"Deputy Inspector-General Samuel William Vasey, R.N. (ret.), died at Teignmouth on January 17th, aged 76. He was educated at St. George's, and took the M.R.C.S. in 1877 and the L.R.C.P.Lond. in 1878. Entering the Navy as surgeon in June, 1878, he became staff surgeon in 1890, fleet surgeon on December 19th, 1894, and retired, with an honorary step of rank as D.I.G., on September 1st, 1909. He served in the Zulu war of 1879, landing with the Naval Brigade from H.M.S. Boadicea (medal with clasp); in operations on the West Coast of Africa in 1880, when he was present at the destruction of Batonga; as surgeon of H.M.S. Seagull in the Egyptian war of 1882 (medal and Khedive's bronze star) - and as fleet surgeon in H.M.S. Centurion, flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Seymour, in the China war of 1900. Subsequently lie was medical officer of H.M.S. Defiance, torpedo school ship at Devonport, and medical officer in charge of Devonport Dockyard. He leaves a widow and one son".
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