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The research for this entry was carried out by Archives Volunteer Betty McCann.

Samuel Rutter was born in Wolverhampton in 1891. His Occupation was Wood Sawyer. His marriage to Jane Foster was registered at Wolverhampton in the 3rd Quarter of 1920. The births of 3 children of the marriage were registered at Wolverhampton, Samuel J 4th Quarter 1921, Stanley J 1st Quarter 1924, and Edna M 2nd Quarter 1928. His parents were Joseph Rutter, an Iron Moulder, born at Wolverhampton and Emily Ann Rutter, née Agar, born at Wapping, London.

At the time of the 1901 Census Samuel was living at 87 Bilston Street Wolverhampton with his parents and his brothers Edgar, (also the subject of a post on this blog) Joseph and Frederick, and his two sisters Emily Alice and Minnie. By 1911 the family, living at 3 Salisbury Street Wolverhampton, had 3 additional family members, Elsie, Dorothy, and Lily Esther. Samuel, age 19, was a Wood Sawyer.

Samuel enlisted on 9th December 1915 into the 3rd South Staffordshire Regiment, 16 Bde. R.G.A. Due to his profession he was given a special qualification of Wheeler. His Regimental Number was 72763. He left Southampton for Le Havre on 30th July 1916 to join the 117 Heavy Battery Field. During his service he was admitted to Hospital and diagnosed with Synovitis ( a complaint of the knee). He was found to have a 20% disability and awarded a pension of 8/-  a week.

His death at the age of 72 was registered at Wolverhampton in the quarter ended June 1963.