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Private Samuel Matear

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

Samuel Matear grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of Mary Matear of 1 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 (see index). Another brother Private Robert Matear of the Army Service Corps enlisted on the 02/02/1916, served in Italy and survived the war

Born / Resided

Airdrie / 1 South Mains St, Coatbridge


Died of Wounds 14/10/1915




Miner in Rosehall Colliery



Buried / Remembered

Noeux - les - Mines Communal Cemetery, 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.

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