1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Samuel Antrobus

Contributed by: Andy Jones, on 2008-11-12

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Rank
First Name Samuel
Surname Antrobus
Year of Birth 1898
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Cheshire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Dunham on the hill, Cheshire

Samuel's Story

Samuel joined the army on the 2 November 1916 he was 18 years old and5 feet 6 inches tall and posted to the 16th Cheshire regiment (the bantam) on 23 January 1917

From 11th march to 18th march samuel had scabies.

On 22nd October 1917 at 5 .30 am the advance started the rolling barrage at 100yards in eight minutes, the whole ground was one mass of shell holes.even at this slow pace the troops had the greatest difficulty in keeping up with the barrage when they reached the objectives . they began the day long struggle dealing with unconquered pill boxes, concrete machine gun posts by the end of the day the 16 th Cheshire had lost 9 officers killed and 327 men killed wounded or missing

Samuel has no known grave , his name is on the Tyne cot memorial. he was 19 years old

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