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VASEY , William

Conflict Commemorated:WWI

Last Name:VASEY

First Name:William

Age At Death:29

Birthplace:Hackthorn, Lincolnshire

Residence:Welton

Rank:Private

Service Number:2835

Regiment/ Service:Lincolnshire Regiment

Unit:4th Bn. First

Date of Death:13/10/1915

Cause of Death:Killed in action

Place of Burial/ Commemoration:LOOS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais

Country:France

Panel/ Bay/ Grave:34

UK Memorials:Welton Churchyard

Next of Kin:Son of John and Elizabeth Vasey, of Saxilby, Lincoln.

Biographical Notes:'Mr Vasey of Grange Farm, received official notice on Saturday that his son Pte. William Vasey is missing. He was 28 years of age. Prior to enlisting was employed by Messrs. Jackson and Green, grocers.' Lincolnshire Chronicle. Welton, 20 November 1915. Pg 3. 'Mr Vasey of Grange Farm, received on Saturday official news of the death of his son. Pte. W. Vasey, of the 1st/4th Lincolns, aged 28 years. Pte Vasey, who joined at the beginning of the war, was a most promising youth when attending the village school, for he obtained an exhibition of £90 for Lincoln Grammar School, and afterwards proceeded to the Grammar School, where he had a most successful scholastic career. Before enlisting, he was a grocer at Messrs. Jackson and Green, Lincoln. Lincolnshire Chronicle. Welton, 14 October 1916, pg 7. A memorial service was held in the parish church on Sunday. Lincolnshire Chronicle. Welton, 28 October 1916, pg 3.

Notes:Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 34. / Lincolnshire Regiment Roll of Honour WW1 / Welton St Mary Plaque / Welton Churchyard W.M.

Sources Used:Lincolnshire Chronicle. Welton, 20 November 1915. Pg 3. inc photo. / Lincolnshire Chronicle. Welton, 14 October 1916, pg 7. / Lincolnshire Chronicle. Welton, 28 October 1916, pg 3.

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