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Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: S Service No.: 18919
Date of Birth : 31/07/1875 Place of Birth : Liverpool, Lancashire. Age at Death: 39
Unit: 11th Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, 1st November 1915
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 2 Sunnygill Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Stoneman at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Saturday 1st July 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. Battle of Albert, 1st 13th July 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 16th February, 1917. Blaydon Courier, page 8, 24th February 1917.
Family Details:
Husband of Jane Fairbrother of 2 Sunnygill Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Jane Fairbrother died at Mill Road Infirmary, Liverpool, Lancashire, on 4th January 1919, aged 40 (reported in the Blaydon Courier, 11th January 1919). Brother: Joseph Porter. Samuel and Joseph must have enlisted together as their service numbers are consecutive.
Notes : Joseph was also killed in action on 1st July 1916 whilst serving with the Inniskilling Fusiliers. Samuel's name appears on both the Emma Colliery War Memorial and the Greenside War Memorial.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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