Samuel Scull

Memorial: Kingswood - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Grenadier Guards

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 27636

Parents: William and Rose Scull

Marital status: Married

Home address: Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Boot Maker

Date of birth: 1887

Place of birth: Bitton, Bristol

Date of death: 04/11/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-Au-Bois, Nord, France and commemorated on Kingswood Holy Trinity Memorial

Age: 31

Further information:

Samuel was born in Bitton, the son of a bootmaker and the eldest child of five with two sisters and two brothers. Samuel began work as a bootmaker at the young age of 13 and married Charlotte Reed in 1913 when he was 26.

Samuel enlisted in 1914, initially as a Guardsman and served with the 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards, his battalion was mobilised to Belgium during that October. Samuel’s battalion took part in various actions on the Western Front including the Final Advance in Picardy and Samuel was killed in action on the day of the Battle of the Sambre, the last major engagement of the war. The battle itself was a decisive allied victory and the war ended seven days later.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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