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  cap badgePrivate Samuel Matear

1st Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Service No: S/8327

Samuel Matear grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of Mary Matear of 1b South Mains St, Coatbridge. Brother of Private Henry Matear MM of the 2nd Battalion Irish Guards who was Killed in Action on the 27/11/1917. Another brother Private Robert Matear (308118) of the Army Service Corps enlisted on the 02/02/1916, served in Italy and survived the war. Robert married Elizabeth Crawford Matear and their son James was born on the 18/11/1916. From the 1901 Census - Address - Mid Row, New Monkland - Mary Matear aged 46, Jeanie Matear aged 21, Henry Matear aged 16, John Matear aged 14, Sarah Matear aged 11, Samuel Matear aged 9, Robert Matear aged 7, Maggie Matear aged 4. Samuel's Pension was awarded to his mother Mary on the 27/07/1916.

Born / Resided

Greengairs, Airdrie / 1b South Mains St, Coatbridge.


Died of Wounds 14/10/1915




Miner in Rosehall Colliery.



Buried / Remembered

Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery (I. E. 15), Pas de Calais, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The COMMUNAL CEMETERY at Noeux-les-Mines was used by the Commonwealth forces (in succession to the French) from June 1915 to August 1917. The earlier burials were carried out by units and field ambulances but in April 1917, the 7th Casualty Clearing Station began to use the cemetery. It contains 980 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

Additional Information

Samuel Died of Wounds at the 141st Field Ambulance. Samuel and his 4 brothers travelled to the USA via Canada before the war and worked as miners. One of the brothers William was killed there in the Cherry Mine disaster. The 4 remaining brothers returned to Coatbridge with Samuel enlisting at the outbreak of war. See Directory for Samuel's brother Henry's page. See photos for Samuel's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2. his Headstone Report x 2, Samuel's Pension Records x 2, the Black Watch Cap Badge and Samuel and Henry's brother Robert's Service Records x 11.

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Samuel was my sister in laws uncle, Lives in Balmoral Crescent Coatbridge
Bill Collins, Australia, 09/02/2021 6:15AM

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