Samuel Wassall

Samuel Wassall was born at number 11 Court, Alcester Street, Deritend, Aston, Birmingham, on 28th July 1856. He was the son of Thomas Wassall, a wire-worker, and his wife Elizabeth (formerly Silk). Samuel was apprenticed to a dyer before enlisting into the 80th Regiment (Staffordshire Volunteers), at Dudley, on 28th November 1874, being posted one week later.

The Victoria Cross

Invitation to Buckingham Palace

The Career of Samuel Wassall

Award published in London Gazette 17th June 1879

Information from the Anglo Zulu War Society

Painting showing Samuel’s brave act

Another painting

The passing of Samuel Wassall – Various News Reports

Evening Mail, Friday, February 22, 1985

The Remembrance of Samuel Wassall

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