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Samuel was born in Wolverhampton in 1888m, the son of William Thomas and Sarah Cattell. His father died in 1890, so by 1891 he was living with his mother at No 1 Court (no 4 house) Cleveland Street, Wolverhampton, along with his brothers Isaac, Thomas, Philip, William and John, and sisters Maria and Nellie. They were at Court 6, Peel Street, by 1901.In 1911 they were at 24 Little Brickkiln Street, Wolverhampton, and Samuel was a house painter.

He enlisted with the 3rd Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment, but was attached to the 1st Battalion (number 9649). He first served in France from 19 January 1915. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal “For conspicuous gallantry; he did fine work reconnoitring the enemy until he was severely wounded.”

I have been unable to confirm further details about Samuel, so any further information would be gratefully received!

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