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The research for this blog was completed by work experience student, Erik Regan.


mulloySamuel was born in Birmingham in 1883, and attended Dartmouth Street Schools. He married Kate Harwood in Aston in 1906, and by 1911, they were living at 13 Church Street, Wednesfield with their daughter, Alice, and son, Samuel. Samuel (senior) worked as an Axle Box Railway dresser for the Patent Axle Box Company, where he was employed for nine years. He briefly worked at James’s Metal Works in Wednesfield.

Samuel served in the Boer War, and received the Queen’s Medal with two bars. He later joined the Territorials of the South Staffordshire Regiment for four years, leaving with the rank of sergeant. When war broke out, he renlisted in the 1st/6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (service number 2419), first serving in France from 25 June 1915. He was killed “in one of the fiercest battles of the war” on 13 October 1915. He is remembered on the Loos Memorial in France, and was featured in the Midland Counties Express on 25 November 1916.