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The New Zealanders at Gallipoli

Victoria Cross

Victoria Cross.

Corporal Cyril Royston Guyton Bassett, N.Z. Divisional Signal Company:

“For most conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the Chunuk Bair ridge in the
Black and white photograph.

Corporal C. R. G. Bassett, V.C.
(Now Lieutenant Bassett, V.C., D.S.O.)

Gallipoli Peninsula on the 7th August, 1915.

After the New Zealand Infantry Brigade had attacked and established itself on the ridge, Corporal Bassett, in full daylight and under a continuous and heavy fire succeeded in lying a telephone-line from the old position to the new one on Chunuk Bair. He had subsequently been brought to notice for further excellent and most gallant work connected with the repair of telephone-lines by day and night under heavy fire.”

London Gazette, 15th October, 1915.