Samuel Edgar

Date of birth: 1879
Place of birth: Sunderland
Date of marriage: 26th September 1904
Place of marriage: Bournemouth
Service No.: 18918
Rank: Private
Regiment / Division: Hampshire
Battalion: Exeter Depot
Died: August 1918 aged 39 years
Death location: Southampton

Life before the war
Samuel Robinson Edgar was born in Sunderland in 1879.  Records show he married his wife Amy Elizabeth Shaxsted on 26th September 1904 at St Michaels Church, Bournemouth.  By 1911 the family were living in Sandwich, Kent where Samuel worked as a Pit Sinker/Coal Miner.  By the year 1911 Samuel and Amy had 7 children – John, Rose, Harriett, Winifred, Robert, Ada and Mary Ellen.  Between 1911 and the outbreak of World War One the family relocated to Southampton and had another son named Samuel.

Military Service
Samuel enlisted on 15th July 1915.  His address is given as 9 Ryde Terrace, Southampton.  He was  37 years old and worked as a Stevedore at the time of his enlistment.  Military records show he served in a Depot of the Hampshire Regiment based in Exeter.

Samuel was discharged on 10th October 1917 by a special medical board having being diagnosed as suffering from neurasthenia (nervous debility).   He was awarded a military pension of 27s 6d for 4 weeks, then 22s per week to be reviewed in 22 weeks.  His address on discharge was 169 Albert Road, Southampton .

Samuel passed away in August, 1918.  His widow Amy was awarded a pension of 46s 3d  per week for herself and her children effective from 21st August 1918.

Samuel is remembered on the 1920 Roll of Honour.

Researcher: Jan Thorn
Published.: 25th February 2014
Updated: Insert dates here

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