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Drummer Sam Wadsworth
Sam was the son of Harry and Irene Wadsworth of 59 Steep Bank Side, Southowram Bank, Halifax, and a member of the Halifax Boys Brigade. He was a drummer in the 4th Bn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment.
He died at Shelf Sanatorium, on the 7th March 1918, of wounds received in battle and was buried at Halifax General (Lister Lane) Cemetery on Tuesday 12th March 1918.
The Acknowledgements in the Halifax Courier dated March 16, 1918 read:
"...Mr. and Mrs. Wadsworth and family wish to express their thanks to all relatives, friends, members of the Halifax Battalion Boys' Brigade, Old Boys' Association, and military authorities for expressions of sympathy and floral tributes sent to them in their sad loss...."
Sources of biographical information include:
The Halifax Evening Courier, dated March 9th, 1918
The Halifax Courier, dated March 16th, 1918
Image of the Wadsworth family kindly supplied by family members
Above: young Sam in his Boys Brigade uniform with his family at Southowram Bank
202717 Drummer S. Wadsworth
Duke of Wellington's Regt.
7th March 1918 Age 18
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Sam Wadsworth was interred in grave 2404 at Lister Lane Cemetery. His parents Harry (d. 26th May 1927) and Irene (d. 3rd June 1950) plus two others, James Wadsworth (d. 25th January 1870) and Jessie Wadsworth (d. 6th September 1928) are also buried in the same plot but no stone was erected, other that to Sam.