Rank or Title
Date of Birth
6 Dec 1897
Date of Death
24 Nov 1916
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Sidney John Vass, 23489, 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died in the No. 13 Stationary Hospital in France on November 24th, 1916, 11 days after he was wounded in action on the Somme.
Pte John Radford, his lifelong pal from Luton with whom he enlisted and went to France, had also died in hospital from November 13th wounds sustained on the Somme. He passed away on November 14th, 1916.
Pte Vass, son of Alfred John and Alice Vass, of 121 Castle Street, Luton, was employed as a painter by Mr A. Perry, of Victoria Street, Luton.
He and pal John had been in France only four months when they were wounded within a few hours of each other on November 13th. Pte Vass was wounded by shrapnel in both legs and the head.