John Bond Bassett, 2nd Lieutenant

72521 2nd-Lieutenant John Bond Bassett , aged 28, was a printer by trade, the third son of Mr & Mrs W R Bassett of Murray Avenue, Bromley.

“He was in the severe fighting following the German breakthrough and after the evacuation of Dunkirk it was believed that he had been brought back, though he was known to have been wounded.

Nothing definite, however, could be ascertained and on June 17th his parents received notification from the War Office that he was admitted to a casualty clearing station on May 28, with a gunshot wound in the left leg.

Since then it has been impossible to get any further information and it is feared he became a prisoner of war as the German army advanced.”


Reported in the Bromley & Kentish Times, 12th July 1940 (page 5)

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