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  cap badgePrivate Samuel Joseph Falls

1st Battalion Scots Guards 'C' Company 12th Platoon
Service No: 11097

Samuel Joseph Falls grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Margaret Keys Falls of the Blue Doors, Killymoon, Cookstown, Co.Tyrone. Samuels older brother Private Robert Falls of the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was Killed in Action on the 26/08/1914 at Mons aged 29. He is NOT on the Memorial. Samuels father died in 1900. From the 1901 Ireland Census - Address - 10 Killymoon Demense, Cookstown - Margaret Falls aged 40, Robert Falls aged 17, Samuel J Falls aged 12, Irwin Falls aged 10, Margaret Falls aged 6, George Falls aged 5, Isabella Falls aged 3, Teresa Falls aged 1 (see photos). From the 1911 Ireland Census - Address - 10 Killymoon Demense, Cookstown - Margaret Falls aged 48, Samuel Falls aged 21, Irwin Falls aged 20, Margaret Falls aged 16, George Falls aged 15, Isabella Falls aged 12, Theresa Falls aged 10.

Born / Resided

Tempo, Co. Fermanagh / 26 North Square, Gartsherrie, Coatbridge.


Killed in Action 27/09/1915 at Loos


Glasgow originally 13/01/1908, Cookstown


Iron Worker with William Baird and Company, Gartsherrie. Previously a Labourer in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.


26 / DOB - 11/08/1889

Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial (Panel 8 and 9), Pas de Calais. France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.

Additional Information

Samuel was Killed in Action on the 3rd day of the Battle of Loos, 1 of 87 men from the Coatbridge Memorial who fell during and from injuries from the Battle of Loos. Samuel enlisted in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at Cookstown, Co. Tyrone on the 13/01/1908. He was a member of Loyal Orange Lodge 133, Coatbridge District 22. Also remembered on the Gartsherrie Works x 2 and in the St Augustine's Parish (book) Rolls of Honour and on the Cookstown War Memorial x 3 with his brother Robert (see photos for Poppy placed at Samuel's name). Theres another Cookstown man on the Memorial, Williams friend Private William Whann (see index). The 2 men lived next to each other in Coatbridge, worked together, were in the same Orange Lodge, enlisted in the same Regiment together and they both fell together on the same day. Neither has a known grave. See photos for Newspaper clippings from the Mid Ulster Mail regarding Samuel, one inserted by his mother and for a photo of his brother Robert. See photos for Samuel's Medal Index Card, his name on the Ireland Casualties of WW1, his name on the Loos Memorial, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his Service Record x 4, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Loos Memorial Panel List and the Scots Guards Cap Badge.

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His older brother Robert also fell. He was in 2nd Royal Irish Fusiliers and died on 26/08/1914
Wesley Wright, cookstown, 12/03/2019 4:20PM

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