Lieutenant Francis A.B. Fasson G.C
- Glass Glass
- Metal Bronze
- Paper Paper
- Timber Timber (any)
- Second World War (1939-1945)
Grants to support the repair and conservation of war memorials are available from the charity War Memorials Trust if it has raised funds. Support is focused on war memorials in Very bad or Poor condition or where there is a serious Concern.
Before applying for a grant you should read the advice available on War Memorials Trust`s website. The What we can and cannot fund helpsheet explains what types of work the charity can fund.
If you believe your project is eligible for a grant you should complete the Pre-application enquiry form. You will need to be registered and logged in to complete this.
The Pre-application enquiry form is a series of questions to see if your project is eligible. If it is, you will need to provide further details and submit current colour photographs of the war memorial in either a png, gif, jpg or jpeg format.
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Plaque-IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ FRANCIS ANTHONY BLAIR FASSON/ LIEUTENANT, G.C. R.N./ KILLED IN ACTION/ IN AN ENEMY SUBMARINE/ IN THE MEDITERRANEAN/ 30TH OCTOBER 1942/ "BE STRONG AND OF A GOOD COURAGE FOR THE LORD/ THY GOD IS WITH THEE WHITHERSOEVER THOU GOEST" Scroll- LIEUTENANT ANTHONY FASSON/ AT 1550 HOURS, ON 30 OCTOBER 1942, HMS PETARD, OF WHICH LIEUTENANT FASSON WAS/ FIRST LIEUTENANT, COMMENCED A HUNT FOR A GERMAN U-BOAT IN THE EASTERN/ MEDITERRANEAN. AT ABOUT 2200 HOURS, FOLLOWING A SEARCH IN COMPANY WITH OTHER/ DESTROYERS, U-559 HAD SURFACED AND WAS BEING ABANDONED BY ITS CREW./ IN A GALLANT ATTEMPT TO RECOVER TOP SECRET ENEMY CODE BOOKS, LIEUTENANT FASSON AND/ ABLE SEAMAN COLIN GRAZIER STRIPPED OFF THEIR CLOTHES AND SWAM ACROSS TO U-559. WITH/ THE HELP OF A VERY YOUNG NAAFI ASSISTANT, 16 YEAR OLD TOMMY BROWN, THE ATTEMPT WAS/ PARTIALLY SUCCESSFUL, BUT THE SEACOCKS HAD BEEN OPENED. U559 SANK TAKING LIEUTENANT/ FASSON AND ABLE SEAMAN GRAZIER WITH IT. BOTH WERE AWARDED THE GEORGE CROSS/ POSTHUMOUSLY FOR REASONS THAT COULD NOT BE REVEALED AT THE TIME./ LIEUTENANT FASSON HAD SUBSTITUTED HIMSELF FOR SUB-LIEUTENANT G G CONNEL RNVR WHO/ WAS MARRIED. TOMMY BROWN SURVIVED TO BECOME THE YOUNGEST HOLDER OF THE GEORGE/ MEDAL./ FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT LIEUTENANT FASSON AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CODE BOOKS IS/ AVAILABLE IN THE VESTIBULE.
Francis Anthony Blair Fasson