2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
29/09/1918 (Killed in Action)
Samuel Wilson Lilley was the eldest son of Arthur and Elizabeth Lilley. He was born on born 6th June 1877. He was one of at least eight children, all born in the Magherafelt area. By 1901 Samuel was living with his brother in Belfast. Samuel was a grocer. Lance-Corporal Samuel Wilson Lilley was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment when he was killed in action on 29th September 1918, aged 41.
Noyelles-sur-L'Escaut is a village in the Department of the Nord, about 5 kilometres south-west of Cambrai. From Cambrai follow the N30 main road towards Bapaume. After 5 kilometres, at Fontaine Notre Dame, turn left onto the D142 following the signs towards Containg and Noyelles. Passing through Containg the village of Noyelles can be found about 5 kilometres from Fontaine Notre Dame. On entering the village turn left immediately after the New Civilian Cemetery into the Rue Sorel. Noyelles-sur-L'Escaut Communal Cemetery is located 50 metres down this road on the right. Access to the Extension is through the Communal Cemetery.