GIUSEPPE VASSALLO

 

Born: 3rd April 1897, Valletta, Malta.

Died: 24th November 1939; age: 42.

Rank: Leading Steward; Service Number: E/LX 20820.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Gipsy.’

 

Grave Reference:

Y.9.4.

Ipswich New Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

HMS Gipsy struck a magnetic mine off Harwich amidships outside the harbour. Thirty of her crew, including the captain, were killed. The 115 survivors were rescued.

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