Samuel Chadwick
Photo from Radcliffe Local History Society

Born 30th December 1883 in Nottingham

Baptised 30th May 1885 at St Philip’s Church, Sneinton. Home address: Poplar Square

Married Lily Billington, 1908. Children: Sarah (known as Sally) born 1907, Samuel born 1909, William born 1910, Florence Lily born 1914, Bernard born 1916 died 1917, Freda Winifred b.1919

Died 1974, age 90

1891 Census

Age 7 living with father Samuel, aged 42, a hawker, mother Emily and sister Sarah age 3 at 34 Lake Yard, Nottingham

1901 Census

Age 17 living at 1 Whitelaw Yard in Nottingham with father Samuel, mother Emily and sister Sarah 13. He was employed as a railway porter.

1911 Census

No trace

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: GS/144027, 15511, then 529653.

Formerly 23593, 15th Battalion Sherwood Foresters, previously 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters

Military Unit: Royal Fusiliers, Northumberland Fusiliers, 11th (service) brigade, then 472nd Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Pension records Royal Fusiliers.

Theatre of War: France

Enlisted: 8 September 1914

Age: 29 years 279 days

Occupation: labourer

Next of kin: Wife Lily, sons Samuel and William, daughters Sally and Sarah.

Address: 6 Marriott Square, Nottingham.

Height 5ft 1½ins, weight 123lbs, fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair, vision: 6/6, girth 37ins, range of expansion 2ins. Physical development good. Distinguishing marks, tattoo on right arm.

Religion: Church of England

8.9.1914: Posted Private 15522, 11th Northumberland Fusiliers

7.10.1914: Discharged from the Northumberland Fusiliers ‘Not likely to become an efficient soldier ‘

Re-enlisted at an unknown date, serving in the 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters, then the 15th Battalion Sherwood Foresters, service number 23593, with whom he served in France during 1916 and 1917.  Sam left for France around the beginning of 1916 – by July he was in hospital in Boulogne with conjunctivitis.He later joined the Royal Fusiliers, service number GS/144027.

A year later in July 1917, Sam and Lily’s baby son Bernard died of tuberculosis age eighteen months.  Sam was still away on active service.

19.11.17: Listed as ‘Wounded’ on the War Office Daily List No. 5420. Private 23593 at this date with Sherwood Foresters at Passchendaele.

Note: The attestation papers for Samuel Chadwick are available in the British Army WW1 Pension Records 1914-1920. The remainder of his record is missing. It has not been possible to establish why he was in receipt of a war pension or the details of his service in the war years. Family information suggested he had been with the army of Occupation in Europe after the war. His Pension Record card shows that he was discharged on 26.9.20, which implies that this may have been the case. He applied for a disability pension due to a gunshot wound to his right index finger but no further pension details have been found.

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll

Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent

1921 Census

Address: Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe

Employment: Labourer, Notts Corporation, Works and Ways Dept, Eastcroft

Household: wife Lillie, sons Samuel and William, daughters Sarah, Florence, Freda

1922 Electoral Register

Address: Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: wife Lily

1939 register

Address: 4 Eastville Street, Nottingham

Employment: general labourer

Household: living with wife Lily born 21.9.1888

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Radcliffe on Trent address when on active service.