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Private Samuel Matear

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

Samuel Matear grave





Personal details

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

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

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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