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Ilkeston Derbyshire
He was the son of Samuel and Fanny Froggatt and the brother of Emma, Arthur and Partick Froggatt. In 1911 he was boarding with William and Emma Stevenson and their familr at 12 Abbey Street Ilkeston. Samuels effects - 1 disc, 1 letter, 3 cards; were sent to his sister Emma Stevenson as was his death plaque and medals.
1911 - Coal Miner - Hewer
24 Sep 1915
291622 - CWGC Website
Brinsley Nottinghamshire
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Samuel Froggatt enlisted on 13 August 1914 into the Sherwood Foresters . He was 26 years 219 days and 5 feet 3 inches tall. He was listed as a collier and signed for 6 years. He was posted to the 3rd Reserve battalion the same day. On 17 August he was posted to the 8th battalion. On 20 October he was given 21 days detention for absence. On 17 February 1915 Samuel was posted to the 1st Battalion in France. On 22 April he was in trouble again, this time for smoking in a barn. He received 21 days Field Punishment No1. He also seems to have had medical problems - 8 June - 4th General Hospital with a septic right arm. 25 Field Ambulance on 10 July with a septic leg wound. 25 Field Ambulance on 3rd August with boils. He was eventually back with the battalion on 19 August 1915 and a month later was killed in action. The battalion were in the area of Rue De Bruges, Convent wall No. 3 Section on 24th September " 4th day of bombardment. Went on fairly continuously all day. Reserve Companies moved into reserve trenches about 10 pm, and Battalion Headquarters moved to dug-outs under Convent Wall. At 8 pm, Battalion came under Lt.Co., Lambert, East Lancs Regiment and were known as 'Lambert's Detachment'. 2/Lt P.M. Burrows joined" At some point Samuel was killed and buried in Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, grave I.H.3; John Morse
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