Sapper Cyril Bassett

New Zealand Divisional Signal Company

Bassett was a sapper – a communications engineer. He laid telephone and telegraph wires across battlefields, often in broad daylight and under heavy enemy fire.

Image: Cyril Royston Guyton Bassett. Original photographic prints and postcards from file print collection, Box 7. Ref: PAColl-6001-05. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Quotes: Richard Stowers, Bloody Gallipoli, Bateman Publishing, 2005

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