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THURSDAY FUNERAL FOR 104 YEAR OLD WW 11 VET

THURSDAY FUNERAL FOR 104 YEAR OLD WW 11 VET

By Waltie Ainsworth

In his native community of Seafield he is known as Bassy……baptismal name ‘Arnold Bascom.  And at time of death he was 104 years of age and would have served gallantly in World War two.

Last November President David Granger awarded special commendations to Bassy for his contributions to Global Peace and Economic Development.  Bassy for a number of significant years worked as a private contractor with the bauxite company of Demba in Linden.  Later in life, he became a shepherd of sheep in his hometown.

This writer remembers him fondly when he lived in the house alongside the cross trench in Seafieled before he resettled later in Bengal…..a neighbouring village.  Continue reading

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