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Predicate Object His father was Frederick Charles Bassett, a printer, and mother was Harriet Adelle Powley. Cyril attended Grafton School, Auckland Grammar School and the Auckland Technical College. Member of College Rifles Rugby Club. In 1908 he was employed as a clerk at the Newton branch of the National Bank of New Zealand, he continued to become a bank manager Married Ruth Louise Grant. Victoria Cross held by the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand. Displayed in the Scars on the Heart, WWI "Cyril Bassett , V.C." display. Displayed are C. Bassett's medals and a photo of Lieutenant C. Bassett taking breakfast, Western front 1918. First New Zealander to receive the Victoria Cross in World War 1. Only New Zealander, serving in a New Zealand unit, to win the Victoria Cross at Gallipoli. During World War II, Cyril Bassett served in New Zealand. Army Publish Online 3/10/2007 Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 11 January 1983 p. 5 Cenotaph 10 Church of England/Christian male Bassett Cyril Royston Guyton
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