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Samuel Morley was born in 1894 in Calverton and was the son of Nathan a farm labourer and Hannah Morley née Watson of Grococks Yard Calverton. Both his father Natahan and his mother Hannah Watson were born in 1861 in Calverton, they were married in 1885 , their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration district , they had 9 children , sadly three of which died in infancy or early childhood prior to 1911, their children recorded in the 1901-1911 census were Ada 1886, Arnold 1887, Mary Ann 1888, Ethel 1889, Samuel b1894, Fred b1897, Wilfred 1899 (killed in action 23/8/1918) and Joe Darling Morley b1902 In the 1911 census they lived at Burrow's Yard Calverton and were shown as Nathan 50 yrs a trussing hay and straw, he is living with his wife Hannah 50 yrs and their children Samuel 17 yrs a farm Labourer, Fred 14 yrs a day boy on a farm, Wilfred Ranjitsinaji 11 yrs a scholar and Joe Darling 8 yrs a scholar.
in 1911 he is a farm labourer
30 May 1917
562575 - CWGC Website
He was a farm labourer.
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private. Samuel Morley, enlisted in Calverton and served with 1/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment, he was killed in action on 30th May 1917 and is buried in Loos British Cemetery.
On 9th June 1917 in the Nottingham Daily Express it was reported that three men from Calverton had been killed in recent weeks. “CALVERTON HEROES. “The war has taken toll of three Calverton soldiers within a few weeks. The first to fall was Lieutenant Wilfred Parker. then Private Ephraim Meads, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Meads, was killed. He had won the Military Medal, and his major had recommended him for a bar to it. Now news has been received that Samuel Morley, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan [?] Morley, has been killed after two years and nine months with the Sherwood Foresters. A memorial service was held at the parish church for Lieutenant Parker and Private Meads. Morley was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church. Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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