Ernest Samuels

Name

Ernest Samuels

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

02/05/1918
38

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
16724
Essex Regiment
3rd Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

GREAT PARNDON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
United Kingdom

UK Memorials

Great Amwell Village Memorial
St John the Baptist Church Memorial, Great Amwell
Not on the Hoddesdon memorials

Pre War

Born on 12th April 1880 in High Wych, Hertfordshire son of William and Sophia Samuels. He married Mary Ann Samuels on 23 Jan 1904 in Roydon Church and they lived at Cock Green, Great Parndon and later at 9 Western Terrace, Nursery Road, Hoddesdon. They adopted her sister’s son Richard William Judd on the death of his mother and had a daughter of their own. He was a horsekeeper.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Saffron Walden on 30 Dec 1914 and entered France on 25/26 May 1915.

Developed trench foot, admitted to General Hospital in Rouen and was repatriated to England by SS Copenhagen on 1 Mar 1916. Returned to France to the 10th Essex on 14 Jan 1917 but was readmitted to hospital in England on 13 Mar 1917 with nephritis. Returned to France to the 9th Essex on 4 Aug 1917 but returned to England on 25 Oct 1917. Transferred to the Labour Corps on 16 Feb 1918 (527644) 693rd Agricultural Coy. Labour Corps and posted to Bedford. Died of lobar pneumonia at home in Hoddesdon

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox