Samuel Elvins

Memorial: Patchway

Regiment: Somerset Light Infantry

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private (Service No. 10470)

Parents: William and Blanche (Nee Ware) Elvins

Marital status: Single

Home address: Home Address: 60 Days Road, St Phillips, Bristol Lived: 1901 Census – 3 Cumberland Street, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Glass Bottle blower

Date of birth: 1891

Date of death: 16/09/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: No Known Grave – commemorated Thiepval Memorial, France

Age: 25

Further information:

Samuel was born in 1891 (1st Quarter) and Baptised St Phillip and Jacob Church, 22 February 1891. On the 1911 Census, Samuel lived with his parents and 7 siblings in Days Road, St Phillips.

His connection to the Patchway area is unknown but it is possible he either lived or worked in the area after 1911.

Samuel's younger brother George Edwin Elvins (40190 Wiltshire Regiment) was also killed in the war (1918) and he is commemorated on the W D and H O Wills Employees memorial in Bristol.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.