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Place of Birth: Bradford, Yorkshire
Service No: 16/1091
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 15th/17th Battalion
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1918-09-22
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 3 and 4.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Sam Lister was the son of John and Ann Elizabeth Lister, formerly Nettleton, née Bakes. John, the son of William and Mary Lister, née Dallow, was born at Barden and Ann at Fagley near Bradford, Yorkshire. They married in 1912.
1901 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 14, Garnett Square - Sam Lister, aged 7 years, born Bradford. [Sam and his father are described as boarding with Annie Nettleton, a widow and her family that included her mother, Mary Bakes.]
1911 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 350, Harewood Street - Sam Lister, aged 17 years, born Bradford Moor, son of John and Annie Lister.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sgt Sam Lister M.M., 16/1091 West Yorkshire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (3) Egypt. Date of entry therein: 22 December 1915.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Sgt Sam Lister, (M.M.) 16/1091, 16 W. Yks.; 15/17 W. Yks. Killed in Action 22/9/18.
Sam was probably transferred to the 15th/17th Bn when the 16th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (1st Bradford), informally known as the 1st Bradford Pals, was disbanded on the 15 February 1918.
The 15th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (1st Leeds), informally known as the Leeds Pals, were amalgamated with the 17th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (2nd Leeds) to form the 15th/17th Battalion on the 7 December 1917.
Sam is commemorated in the 'City of Bradford Great War 1914-1918 Roll of Honour' and is perhaps the S. Lister on the St Peter’s Cathedral Church Parishioners’ War Memorial, Bradford.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Sergeant Sam LISTER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division
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