Rank: Private
Number: 12026
Unit: 1st Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 5 September 1916
Age: 25
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Samuel is believed to have been born in Reddish. He was married and had one child. The family lived at 13 Bann Street which may have been the home of his parents-in-law. His mother, sister and brother lived at 21 Wellington Street, Stockport.

Samuel worked at Hornsby's Works in Reddish and, in August 1914, he went into the town centre to enlist. He will have gone on active service after a few months training. On 5 September 1916, he was involved in the fighting described here. Samuel was originally posted as "missing" and it would not be until May 1917 that the military authorities concluded that he must have been killed on that day. His body was never found and identified and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.

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