Samuel Herbert CHADWICK
Rank: Gunner
Number: 79492 (partial only)
Unit: 32 Reserve Company Machine Gun Corps (Motors)
Date of Death: 15 March 1919
Age: 37
Cemetery: St Thomas’ Churchyard, Norbury, Hazel Grove,Cheshire

Samuel was named after his father who, in 1901, was aged 45, working as an insurance agent and was married to Ellen. The family home was at 409 Buxton Road, Heaviley and , at the time, there were foru children at home - James (then 21), Jessie (17), Samuel (19) and Nellie, (4). Samuel was employed as a teacher.

In 1907, he married Jessie Harrop at St George's church.

Samuel's name appears amongst those recorded by the National Archives as beinbg entitled to medals for their service duringthe War. This means that he must have served abroad and the only unit listed is the Machine Gun Corps. However, the 32nd Reserve Company must have been a home-based unit and it is possible that he might have been transferred home due to failing health. He died of complications following catching influenza in the world-wide epidemic in 1918/19.

By the early 1920s, when the War Graves Commission collated its casualty information, Jessie had remarried, She was then Jessie Gill and was living at 30 Flowery Field, Woodsmoor.

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