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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Rocquigny-Equancourt Rod British Cemetery.
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Nottingham
He was born about 1885 the son of Sampson Glossop and his second wife Mary. In 1881 Sampson (48) and Mary (36) were living at 24 Millstone Lane in the parish of St Mary's, Nottingham, with Sampson's son, Charles (25) and their own children Sampson (8) and Mary Ann (5). They were later to have two more children, Sarah Ann and Willie who in 1911 were 9 and 6 respectively. By then their parents were living at 12 Kent Street Nottingham and had taken in three boarders; only Mary Ann, Sarah Ann and Willie were still at home. Sampson junior had married Eliza Jane Galvin, daughter of Henry and Isabella Galvin, in 1906 and by 1911 they were living with their two sons, Sampson Henry (3, b.1908) and Robert (1, b. 1910) at 21 Paddock Street, Nottingham.
At the time of the 1911 census he was a labourer.
11 Dec 1917
243811 - CWGC Website
58215
enlisted Nottingham
Private
175th Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Formerly 51234 Notts and Derbys Regt. He died of wounds and is buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt (grave ref Vll.A.27). He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
His name is given as 'Samson Glossop' in the order of service for the dedication of the memorial in St Nicholas' church, 'Sam Glossop' on the Halifax Place Wesleyan Chapel memorial and 'Sampson Glossop' on CWGC. Soldiers effects: Widow and sole legatee, Eliza J. Payments due £6 4s 5d, 5s 6d and £6 10s 0d.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Rocquigny-Equancourt Rod British Cemetery.
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Sampson Glossop - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Rocquigny-Equancourt Rod British Cemetery. Courtesy of Murray Biddle