Departed But Never Forgotten
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John Barnett & wife, Jennifer Forse
John Barnett grandson of Julia Sasiene & Lewis Barnett
Bush Fires Ravaging Australia Strike The Sassienie Family
The bodies of John Barnett, a London, England native and his wife, Jenny (Jennifer Forse) were discovered in their burnt out home at Steelís Creek, less than 20 miles from ground zero of the fires that swept through Victoria on the night of February 7th, 2009.
John Barnett, associated Professor at the University of Melbourne, where he was principal research fellow in animal welfare and Jenny a researcher at the National Parks Association and a long-time, tireless campaigner for Victoria's forests and national parks.
John Barnett and his wife, Jenny spent most weekends.in their country retreat north of Melbourne. The couple, who were in their 60s had no children.
Jacob Sasieni, Annie Faust, Sophia Sasieni and Louie (Lily) Sasieni
Who tragically lost their lives in World War Two
Jacob Sasieni also known as Philip Mason born 1873, his wife Annie Faust also known as Millicent Mason born 1873, their two daughters, Sophia Sasieni also known as Bessie Mason born 1904 and Louie (Lily) Sasieni also known as Lily Mason born 1907, all lost their lives from injuries sustained during a Luthwaffe air raid on the city of Weston-super-Mare England at 10 Rectors Way in the year 1941.
The family were all born in London England and it was likely that they moved to 10 Rectors Way, Weston Super Mare in the South West of England believing that the area would be a safe haven from the daily bombing raids affecting London. At that time, it was generally thought that surely anything would be safer than London during the Blitz,
Weston received many evacuees in late 1939, they arrived there from London and other large British cities.
Nowadays, people often take holidays in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, England and the town has adapted to meet those needs. But in World War two, probably due to the RAF airfields, bases and factories in the area Weston-Super-Mare was tragically targeted by the Luthwaffe. The first bombs fell on Weston in June 1940 but the worst blitzes took place in January 1941 and in June 1942. Large areas of the town were destroyed. On 3rd January 1941 to 4th January 1941 17,000 incendiaries fell on Weston Super Mare and the surrounding cities and on the Saturday 4th January 1941 during a Luthwaffe bomber air raid on the town, Rector`s Way in Weston Super Mare took a direct hit completely destroying number 10 thus killing Jacob Sasieni, his wife Annie and daughter Sophia. Daughter Lily died one month later from injuries sustained in the blast.
It must have been a most horrible sight because many people were severely burnt. They had to have their clothes removed, a terrible job because they stuck to the burns.
American military authorities estimated that the European war cost all belligerents 14 million dead and 5,500,000 permanently disabled; but if those figures were taken as covering the global war and as including Japanese losses in killed and disabled of around 1Ĺ million, they would probably not be very far out.
The toll of civilian lives was even more indefinite but certainly no less appalling. When all the resources of the embattled nations were mobilized for total war, the distinction between soldier and civilian was largely obliterated, and with it the relative immunity from enemy action which non-combatants had previously been supposed to enjoy. Yet the bombing raids which struck at crowded centres of population accounted for only a small proportion of the casualties. British civilian losses from air attacks were 60,585 dead and 86,175 injured.
Losses of the War
The effects of the war spread far beyond the battlefield. The military machines of the great powers moved men and women away from their homes, some for good. Not only physical violence but also economic requirements changed relationships between nations, societies, and individuals. The war brought ruin to many, to others hope. No other years have transformed so drastically the expectations of millions of men and women. The effects of the war will still dominate world affairs.
Please do not forget the sufferings that statistics can muffle and I hope the reader will be able to sense the tragedy of this war.
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The home of Jacob Sasieni and family (centre) a few days after the bombing
Click icon above to view - THE WESTON-SUPER-MARE BLITZ WAR MEMORIAL
Includes Jacob Sasieni and family
The Horrors Of The Blitz During World War Two
Warning: Contains disturbing scenes
Video - The Blitz experience, from the film: In Which We Serve
1942 British patriotic war film directed by NoŽl Coward
Do not forget the Sassienie families who were at the receiving end of Nazi oppression
MEMORIAL Ė IN MEMORY OF THE CHILDREN
Child Mortality Rates
!9th century & early 20th century
The infant mortality
rates in the early
to late 19th century
and early 20th
century were high.
The babies raised in
fed, and well cared
for could expect
death rates of 80 to
100 per thousand.
The inner city rates
higher, 300 deaths
per thousand on
average mainly due
to the poverty,
The development of
pregnancy, birth and
its result, evolved
into the rise of
moved the care of
the Mother and child
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In Memory of Lilian Dightmaker
was born June 1912 in Whitechapel, London, England
and died 1926.
In Memory of Matilda Dightmaker
was born December 1913 in Shoreditch, London, England
and died 1918.
In Memory of Joseph Minden
was born September 1918 in Whitechapel, London, England
and died September 1918 in Whitechapel, London, England
In Memory of Dinah Sasiene
was born July 12, 1865 in Whitechapel, London, England
and died June 4, 1869 in Whitechapel, London, England
More About DINAH SASIENE:
Burial: burial book 18 Freeman St
In Memory of Esther Sasiene
was born March 1882 in Whitechapel London, England
and died March 1883 in Whitechapel, London, England.
In Memory of Julia Sasiene
was born December 1859 in Whitechapel, London, England
and died July 17, 1862 in Whitechapel, London, England.
In Memory of Rachel Sasiene
was born December 1856 in Whitechapel, London, England
and died July 16, 1866 in 3, Raven Row, Spitalfields, London, England
In Memory of Dinah Sasieni
was born 1864 in London, England
and died November 28, 1865 in Whitechapel, London, England.
In Memory of Lewis Sasieni
was born Jun 1895 in Whitechapel, London, England,
and died 18 Sep 1903 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
More About LEWIS SASIENI:
Burial: 18 Sep 1903, Braamfontein Cemetery, Johannesburg, South Africa - Block: A/C Grave #: 210
In Memory of Mabel Rose Sasieni
was born September 1891 in Whitechapel, London, England
and died October 16, 1891 in Whitechapel, London, England.
More About MABEL ROSE SASIENI:
Burial: October 16, 1891, West Ham J/8/27
In Memory of Mozes Sasieni
was born December 28, 1829 in Amsterdam, Holland
and died June 28, 1830 in Amsterdam, Holland.
In Memory of Rachael Sasieni
was born March 7, 1827 in Amsterdam, Holland
and died September 30, 1827 in Amsterdam, Holland.
In Memory of Samson Sasieni
was born August 28, 1828 in Amsterdam, Holland
and died May 16, 1832 in Amsterdam, Holland.
In Memory of Wolf Sasieni
was born 1924 in South Africa
and died 1925 in South Africa.
In Memory of Dinah Sassienie
was born 1866 in London, England
and died March 15, 1869 in Whitechapel, London, England.
In Memory of Jane Sassienie
was born September 1904 in Bethnal Green London, England
and died July 31, 1905 in Bethnal Green London, England.
Notes for JANE SASSIENIE:
35 Walton Buildings
Burial: July 31, 1905, plashet c/79/14 p231 # 999 no stone
In Memory of Morris Sassienie
was born June 1898 in Whitchapel London, England.
and died June 20, 1898 in Whitechapel London, England.
More About Morris Sasienie:
Burial: June 20, 1898, plashet A-1-8 (baby), of Jacob, #821 p39, 13 Whites Row, London, England
In Memory of Rachel Sassienie
was born September 1891 in Whitechapel London, England
and died September 1893 in Whitechapel London, England.
More About Rachel Sassienie:
Burial: May 9, 1893, West Ham d/24/10
In Memory of Simon Sassienie
was born September 1871 in Whitechapel, London, England
and died January 27, 1872 in Whitechapel, London, England.
In Memory of Solomon Sassienie
was born October 1867 in Whitechapel, London, England
and died March 3, 1869 in Whitechapel, London, England.
In Memory of Wolf Sassienie
was born January 27, 1837 in Amsterdam, Holland
and died January 27, 1837 in Amsterdam, Holland.
More About WOLF SASSIENIE:
January 27, 1837, Stillborn
In Memory of Stella Sassienie
The last Sassienie of the East End of London, England
Photo: Barking, Essex, England 1974
Stella Sassienie was born September 15, 1919 in Whitechapel, London E1, England and died March 19, 1995 in Whitechapel, London E1, England.
She married Samuel Lewis in September 1947 at Stepney, London, England. He was born 1918, and died 1997
Stella Sassienie had the characteristic red hair frequently seen amongst all generations and branches of Sassienie family members. She suffered from polio and arthritis as a child Was wheel chair bound in later years.
Stella lived in Stepney Green and Whitechapel areas of London, England all her life and was the last
Sassienie to have remained in the East End of London, England until her death in 1995.
Sheltering in the Strand Underground train station Ė London bombing raid 1940
Some time ago there were archived photos released and published highlighting the 70th anniversary of the London blitz.
An email was received from a man in Casino, Australia saying that his 97 year old grandmother (still living 2010) and immigrated to Australia in 1954 recognised a young lady featured in a magazine photo of Aldwich underground station around 1940 during the London blitz, as her Work College and friend, Stella Sassienie. He said that his grandmother and Stella worked around the Strand area in a small factory that made servicemenís uniforms.
In the photo Stella Sassienie can be seen centre sitting on the railway track. She.appears to be knitting, maybe completing some unfinished work begun before the bombing raid.
Most of the bombing occurred during late evening, so perhaps Stella Sassienie was working late and got caught up in the bombing.
Doris Sassienie also worked somewhere manufacturing servicemenís uniforms; perhaps it was the same place? And on a day when Doris was absent ill from a bad bout of flu, the factory was bombed and everyone killed.
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