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Sam RHODES

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Surname: RHODES

Forename(s): Sam

Place of Birth: Gargrave, Yorkshire

Service No: 652918

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Labour Corps

Battalion / Unit: 319th P.O.W. Coy

Division: ---

Age: 34

Date of Death: 1919-07-25

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CWGC Cemetery: GARGRAVE (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD

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Local War Memorial: GARGRAVE, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Sam Rhodes was the son of Greenwood and Sarah Ann Rhodes, née Varley. Greenwood was born at Gargrave and Sarah at Embsay, Yorkshire.

1891 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: 6, East Street - Sam Rhodes, aged 6 years, born Gargrave, son of Greenwood and Sarah A. Rhodes.

1901 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: 6, East Street - Sam Rhodes, aged 16 years, born Gargrave, son of Greenwood and Sarah Rhodes.

Sam was married to Betsy Isabel Lee in 1904.

1911 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: West Street - Sam Rhodes, aged 26 years, born Gargrave, husband of Bessie Rhodes.

The British Army Service Record for Sam Rhodes exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: A/Sgt Sam Rhodes, 266153, W. Rid. R.; 652918, Lab. C.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: A/Sgt Sam Rhodes, 266153, W. Rid. R.; 652918, Labour Corps.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Sgt S. Rhodes, 652918, Lab. Corps. Date and Place of Death: 25.7.1919. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow and sole legatee - Betsy I. £29 10s. 0d.

Sam is commemorated in the Memorial Books of the Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance.

A short biography of Sam is included in: ‘From Mills to Marching and Back Again - A History of Gargrave from 1900 to 1925’ by Sue Lyall and Donavon Slaven with contributions from George Ingle, Ray Jones and Martin Thompson (2019).

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Labour Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Labour Corps

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Surname: RHODES

Forename(s): Sam

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 3401

Rank: Serjeant

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) transf. to (652918) 319th P.O.W. Coy. Labour Corps

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Age: 34

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Died Date: 25/07/1919

Additional Information: Husband of Betsy Isabel Rhodes, of Park Place, Gargrave.

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01 August 1919

RHODES – July 25th, Sam Rhodes, Park Place, Gargrave, aged 34 years.

01 August 1919

GARGRAVE – DEATH OF SERGEANT RHODES

In the prime of life, Sergt. Sam Rhodes, of the 2/6th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, died from pneumonia after about a week’s illness at his home in Park Place, Gargrave, last Friday. Deceased enlisted in November 1914, and for about three years acted as cook to the troops in France, and lately was a guard at a German prisoner’s camp. He had been at home only a short time anticipating demobilisation, when taken ill. Dr. Cameron’s assiduous attention being unavailing. He was 34 years of age and leaves a widow and two children to mourn his loss. Sergeant Rhodes, prior to joining up, was in the service of the Post Office, and was greatly respected. His remains were interred in the Parish Churchyard on Tuesday afternoon amid many signs of sorrow and regret. Many floral tributes were sent by relatives, friends and neighbours.

30 July 1920

RHODES – In affectionate remembrance of Sergeant Sam Rhodes, of Park Place, Gargrave, who died July 25th, 1919.

From his Wife and Children.

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03 May 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Gargrave Soldier Invalided

Corpl. Sam Rhodes, Park Place, Gargrave, of the West Riding Regiment, has been invalided to Blighty, suffering from trench, fever, and is located at the Western General Hospital, Harpurphey, Manchester.

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