Private Sidney John Vass

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

6 Dec 1897

Date of Death

24 Nov 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Painter and decorator


Mr A. Perry, Victoria Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

121 Castle Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death

No 13 Stationary Hospital
United Kingdom

Grave Location

Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 30th November 1916
Pte Sidney John Vass


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.


Individual Location

Pte Sidney John Vass

Author: Deejaya

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