1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Samuel Harbour

Contributed by: Janet Solomon, on 2008-11-11

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Rank
First Name Samuel
Surname Harbour
Year of Birth 1889
Year of Death 1954
Regiment Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence Birmingham, West Midlands

Samuel's Story

My grandfather died before I was born but my father and uncle have told me about his role in WW1.

He joined the Royal Warwickshires in 1905 aged 16 (he lied about his age!). He served in India for a while, then came back to England where he met and married my grandmother in 1913. He was in the reserves by this time. They had my aunt in May 1914 and in August 1914 he was sent to Ypres. He was shot through the neck, sent to hospital in Rouen, patched up and sent back to The Somme. I think he was a gunner, as my father has a picture of him sitting behind a machine gun. In 1918 he was transferred to the Service Corp as a Motor Driver and was demobbed in 1920. He died aged 65 from luekemia.

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