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Place of Birth: Gargrave, Yorkshire
Service No: 652918
Regiment / Corps / Service: Labour Corps
Battalion / Unit: 319th P.O.W. Coy
Date of Death: 1919-07-25
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: GARGRAVE (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: GARGRAVE, YORKSHIRE
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
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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