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Person Details
Samuel was born in Arnold in 1892,he was the son of William and Emma Eliza Dove. William married Emma Eliza Stone in 1885 their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration area, they had the following children , Florence b1886 William b1887, Charles Edward b1889, Samuel b1892 Fanny 1894, Walter b1895, Henry b1896, Nellie Eliza b1898 His mother Emma Elizabeth died aged 35 yrs in Nottingham in 1898. In the 1901 census the family are living at Little Lane Arnold, and are shown as William head of the family , widow 36 yrs a framework knitter, he is living with his children, Florrie 15 yrs , William 13 yrs , tailors errand boy, Charles E 11yrs, Samuel 8 yrs, Walter 6 yrs and Henry 4yrs At the time of Samuels enlistment and his death his family were living at 50 Cavendish Street, Arnold.
He was a member of the Methodist Church close to where he lived. He was educated at the Arnold British school.He was employed as a blouse cutter
09 Jul 1918
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50 Cavendish Street,Arnold
Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
He attested on 12th February 1916 into the 3rd Battalion,Lincolnshire Regiment with number 38647.He gave his age as 23 yrs and 5 months and stated he was a blouse cutter by trade and his next of kin was his father William of 50 Cavendish Street,Arnold his mother had died by this time and his father was a widow he was a Primitive Methodist. On 13th February he was posted to the reserves. On 20th March 1916 he was mobilised and on 24th March was posted to the Lincolnshire Regiment. On 14th April 1916 he was transferred to the Royal Scots Regiment. He embarked from Folkstone on 9th November 1917 and disembarked in Boulogne the same day , he went from the port to the camp at Etaples . On 11th April 1917 he was wounded receiving a gun shot wound to his right arm, he was returned to England where he was treated at Harrow War Hospial from 24th May 1917 to 5th July 1917. He later returned to the Western Front and whilst fighting in France and Flanders he was posted missing 0n 23rd March 1918, he had in fact been taken Prisoner of War by the Germans and was sent to a camp in France. He became ill with dysentry and was sent to Tincourt Hospital, still as a Prisoner of War, where he died on the 9th July 1918. He is buried at the Tincourt New British Cemetery,France
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  • Photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
    Samuel Dove - Photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Samuel Dove - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle