Samuel Street 1896 – 1917


The Staffordshire Regiment
The Staffordshire Regiment
Grave at St Peters Churchyard Fairfield
Grave at St Peters Churchyard Fairfield (Stenson 2014)

Samuel’s grave at St Peters Church, Fairfield.

Brother of Percy Street 17th November 1916.
Born: 1896 Burbage Buxton to Richard & Louisa Street, Samuel was baptised at Burbage church on 22nd March 1896.

1901 Census: Richard, Louisa, Samuel & elder brother Percy are lodging with the Wain family at 4 Hobsons Court.
1911 Census: Living @ 51 Fairfield Road aged 15yrs.
Occupation: Errand Boy for Newsagent.

Percy & Samuel’s father died in December 1916, between November 1916 & May 1917 Louisa had lost 2 sons and her husband. The Buxton Advertiser on 27th January 1917 saying that ‘Percy & Samuel had been at the front along time, and that Percy had been reported missing’ Percy had died 2 months prior to the article. Samuels papers no longer exist but his Medal Card show he went to France on 29th September 1915 at the height of the Battle of Loos.

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