Samuel Haddock was born in 1887 in Wolverhampton, the son of William and Charlotte Haddock. In 1901 they were at 178 Bilston Road, together with Samuel’s brothers Joseph and William, and sister Charlotte. Samuel’s father, William, died in 1903, and his mother, Charlotte, died in 1907. By 1911, Samuel was employed as a printer at an Ink Works. In 1915 he married Lily May Adey, and they moved to 30 Laburnam Street. They had one child, Vera, in 1917.
Samuel enlisted in the 2nd/6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 203819). He died on 15 February 1918 and is commemorated at the Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory, France. He also appears on the Mander Brothers Memorial.