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Samuel Bassett

"Sam"

Samuel Bassett

(1989 – 2009)

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Samuel Bassett

Samuel Bassett
(1989 – 2009)

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Samuel Bassett

(1989 – 2009)
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About Samuel
This is a memorial to honour the life of Sam Bassett. Rifleman Samuel John Bassett was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 8 November 2009.
Rifleman Samuel Bassett, from 1 Platoon, A Company, 4th Battalion The Rifles, died in hospital following an Improvised Explosive Device explosion in the area of Sangin, Northern Helmand.
He was serving as part of the 3 RIFLES Battle Group. At the time, his Platoon were conducting routine patrolling in order to provide reassurance and security to the local population.
Rifleman Sam Bassett was born in Plymouth, Devon, on 27 September 1989. He completed military training at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick before joining 4th Battalion The Rifles in Bulford in
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May this year.
He deployed as a Rifleman with A Company, 4 RIFLES, as part of the 3 RIFLES Battle Group, in October to the area around Northern Sangin.
Rifleman Bassett was a capable, bright and fun loving individual who was regarded as a real character by those with whom he worked. Young, fit and motivated, he undoubtedly had a bright future ahead of him and much to offer his Company and his Regiment.
Rifleman Bassett leaves his mother Coline, father Simon (who lives in Canada) and 18-year-old brother Jack.
Rifleman Bassett's mother, Coline Bassett, paid the following tribute:
"Samuel was not only my son, but Samuel and his brother Jack are my best friends. Samuel was a real character,
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always the joker, he will be so, so missed and loved forever - our proud little soldier. XXX
"During Samuel's last conversation with the Family he said he was 'having the time of his life' and even joked when he spoke to his Granddad whilst sitting on the roof watching the sun go down in Afghanistan, that he was also 'keeping his head down from the snipers.'"
Lieutenant Colonel Nick Kitson, Commanding Officer 3 RIFLES Battle Group, said:
"The loss of a Rifleman brimming with so much joie de vivre and potential is a painful blow to the Battle Group. Sam Bassett was indeed such a Rifleman. A man who steps up time and again to clear such dangerous ground for his friends to pass safely is truly
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one to be honoured.
"Those of us left here to continue in the work that he was doing will be strengthened by his example and shall revere his sacrifice and memory. The thoughts of the Battle Group are firmly with his Battalion, his friends and above all his family and loved ones."
Warrant Officer Class 2 Pat Hyde, Company Serjeant Major A Company 4 Rifles, said,
"Always on the fringes of trouble within the Company just the way a Rifleman should be. Just before we deployed I received a phone call from an RSM: 'Why do I have a Rifleman Bassett from your company, riding a dirt bike at speed past the Brigade Commander's Office without a helmet or licence?' I had no answer, but just knew that
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Rfn Bassett was living life to the full. Rfn Bassett was one of the characters of the Company and will be missed by all that knew him."
Lance Corporal Craig Knight said:
"Rfn Bassett was shining out here in Afghanistan and he was enjoying his job. In his own words: 'I am in my element out here, I love it'. He was very focused on his job. He developed a new hobby 'Op Massive'.
"He was going to the gym frequently; he was looking forward to going home to see his father in Canada. Rfn Bassett was a good soldier and played a vital role in the Section. He will be dearly missed; our thoughts are with his loved ones at home. Love from your second family."
Rifleman Charlie Foley said:
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"Sam was a humble guy with a bubbly personality. He seemed to make everything a joke and cracked on. In the last few weeks our section has got close and we will be missing you and our thoughts are with your friends and family. He's now gone to a better place."
Rifleman Tom Spencer said:
"Sam Bassett was brilliant at his job over here, really professional and dedicated to his task. His sense of humour was really seen since deploying, he was a good bloke, an awesome bloke to have in our section. He had the mentality of work hard play hard, that every Rifleman should have. I am very proud to have been a Rifleman alongside him in 2 Section."
This obituary is in memory of Sam Bassett and the ultimate
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sacrifice he made. May he rest in peace.
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Samuel Bassett

This is a memorial to honour the life of Sam Bassett. Rifleman Samuel John Bassett was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 8 November 2009.
Rifleman Samuel Bassett, from 1 Platoon, A Company, 4th Battalion The Rifles, died in hospital following an Improvised Explosive Device explosion in the area of Sangin, Northern Helmand.
He was serving as part of the 3 RIFLES Battle Group. At the time, his Platoon were conducting routine patrolling in order to provide reassurance and security to the local population.
Rifleman Sam Bassett was born in Plymouth, Devon, on 27 September 1989. He completed military training at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick before joining 4th Battalion The Rifles in Bulford in...

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