1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Samuel Blackwell

Contributed by: William Brady, on 2008-11-22

Samuel Blackwell
First Name Samuel
Surname Blackwell
Year of Birth Unknown
Year of Death 1917
Regiment King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Place of Wartime Residence South Yorkshire

Samuel's Story

Samuel was my wife's Grandad

Another for my Grandad:

I knew, one day, that I would go

To France, where my Grandad, fought the foe

Not only him, but thousands more

Went out to fight, a bloody war

It upsets me inside, when I sit and think

When the order was "Over the brink"

Slipping and sliding, blinded by dust

No changing minds, you knew you must

Then respite maybe, just for a while

Feeling bad and tasting bile

In filthy trenches, you were stuck

Reeking of the stinking muck

I don't know why, this Grandad of mine

Occupies a lot af my time

I never knew him, have no memories

But I love him dearly

And know that he sees

I'm so proud of this man

Who went to stand

Now buried in a foreign land

I went to his side, and left him a rose

With my love and respect

And I'm sure, he knows

Mavis Brady

Other memories

Philip Blackwell, Australia 2009-01-03

Samuel's Death Plaque is held in a private collection in Australia.

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