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VC362   Samuel Wassall

BORN   28 July 1856

DIED   31 January 1927  AGE   70

VC Won  22 January 1879   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Isandhlwana, Zululand

War/Campaign  The Zulu War

Name   Samuel Wassall   No.    

VC Issue No.   362   Awards   VC   

Regiment   80th Regiment

Later   South Staffordshire Regiment

Now   Staffordshire Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   11 The Court, Alcester Street, Deritend, Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Place Of Death   North Lonsdale Hospital, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Barrow Cemetery, Devonshire Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section 3B, Plot 1952

Gazetted   17 June 1879

VC Presented   11 September 1879, Lord Wolseley, Utrecht, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa


P  Headstone, Barrow Cemetery, Devonshire Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

P  Named on memorial at Garrison Church of St George, Whittington Barracks, Tamworth Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire

By The Way…

Headstone erected in 1986

VC Held By

Museum of the Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's), Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England



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