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43400   Lance Corporal Samuel Wilson Lilley
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Dated added: 18/10/2020   Last updated: 02/11/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/06/1877
Died: 29/09/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 41
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Noyelles-Sur-L'escaut Com Cem Ext
  Cambrai, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-B-16
CWGC Casualty 586911
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 3 Castledawson
References and Links
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1 1901 census lists Lilley family Does not list Samuel as living with the family at house 49 in Castledawson, Londonderry
2 1901 census lists Samuel Lilley Lists Samuel as lodging with his brother at house 56 in Beechfield Street, Pottinger, Down
3 1911 census lists Lilley family Does not list Samuel as living with the family at house 25 in London Street, Ormeau, Down
4 1911 English census (Ancestry) lists Lilley family List Samuel as age 34, living with his family at house 49 Wingrove Gardens, Fenham, Newcastle
5 Photo of L/Corp Samuel Lilley's grave
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 Private William Lilley Brother of Lance-Corporal Samuel Lilley
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of L/Corp Samuel Lilley's grave can be purchased here
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