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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Sam Lucas at Redhill Cemetery,Arnold 
Photo taken by Peter Gillings
Person Details
Edwinstowe
Sam was born in 1890 at Edwinstowe , the son of Mrs Harriett Harrison of 1 Woodwards Yard, Arnold, Nottinghamshire. It would appear that his mother had re-married by the time the information of the next of kin was provided to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. He worked at Crown Colliery ,Forest Town, Nottinghamshire.
09 Nov 1918
28
2749811 - CWGC Website
63274
Private
Royal Defence Corps
He enlisted in December 1914 at Mansfield and lived in Ashfield (Sutton in Ashfield) It also shows that he previously served with The Sherwood Foresters with regimental number 20669 and while in France was wounded and returned home. He was kept on home service duty it being common practice at the time to send medically down-graded men to the Royal Defence Corps in which capacity they became the equivalent of and supported the Home Guard. He contracted influenza and died in Grantham military hospital and leaves a widow and one child.
He is buried at Arnold Redhill Cemetery
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Sam Lucas at Redhill Cemetery,Arnold 
Photo taken by Peter Gillings
    Sam Lucas - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking the grave of Sam Lucas at Redhill Cemetery,Arnold Photo taken by Peter Gillings