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Samuel was born in Arnold in 1889 the son of Miles and Fanny Rockley, by the 1901 Census his mother Fanny has died and the family are living in Arnold. In the 1911 Cencus he is shown as a servant , a wagoner on a farm living at Woodhouse Hall, Holbeck, Nottinghamshire he is 22 yrs of age and single.
he is employed as a wagoner on a farm
23 Apr 1917
1637511 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
8th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
He enlisted at Welbeck, a village not far from Holbeck Nottinghamshire into the Sherwood Foresters. In fact he joined the 17th (Welbeck Rangers) Battalion of the regiment which had been formed by the Duke of Newcastle in June 1915 and had landed in France on the 6th March 1916. At some time during the next few months he was transferred to serve with the South Staffordshire Regiment and was posted to their 8th Battalion. This battalion of the Staffordshire Regiment had been in France since the 14th July 1915. He was killed in action during the battle of Arras.
His body was never identified and he has no known grave, he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France Bay 6.
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