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Samuel GOTHORP

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Surname: GOTHORP

Forename(s): Samuel

Place of Birth: Accrington, Lancashire

Service No: 5760

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: East Lancashire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1916-07-07

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 C.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: FOULRIDGE, LANCASHIRE

Additional Information:

Samuel Gothorp was the son of Charles and Ann Gothorp, née Pratt. Charles was born at Croft-on-Tees and Ann at Walden near Aysgarth, Yorkshire. Charles served at home in the Great War with the 3/8th (Irish) Bn King's (Liverpool Regiment) until discharged, 21 April 1916.

1901 Brierfield, Lancashire Census: 8, Ann Street - Samuel Gothorp, aged 7 years, born Accrington, Lancashire, son of Charles and Ann Gothorp
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1911 Foulridge, Lancashire Census: 29, Trent Lane - Samuel Gothrop, aged 17 years, born Accrington, Lancashire, son of Charles and Annie Gothrop.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Samuel Gothorp, 5760, East Lancashire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: 1 [France]. Date of entry therein: 30 June 1915.

Photograph: 'Colne & District Roll of Honour & War Record 1914-1919'.

Data Source: West Yorkshire Pioneer Article

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Private Samuel GOTHORP

Private Samuel GOTHORP

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Lancashire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Lancashire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: GOTHORP

Forename(s): Samuel

Born: Accrington, Lancs

Residence: Colne, Lancs

Enlisted: Burnley, Lancs

Number: 5760

Rank: Private

Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment

Battalion: 2nd Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 07/07/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: GOTHORP

Forename(s): Samuel

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 5760

Rank: Private

Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment

Unit: 2nd Bn.

Age: 23

Awards:

Died Date: 07/07/1916

Additional Information: Son of Charles and Annie Gothorp, of 7, Holme St., Cotton Tree, Colne, Lancs.

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28 July 1916

A FOULRIDGE MAN KILLED

Last week word came into the village that Pte. Samuel Gawthorp, of Foulridge, had been killed in action. Mr. Gawthorp enlisted in the East Lancashire Regiment soon after the commencement of the war, and was sent out to France about Christmas 1914. He was sent home twice owing to frostbite, and once through sickness. His only brother enlisted about the same time, and his father also joined the army but was discharged for medical reasons a few months ago.

11 August 1916

FOULRIDGE

MEMORIAL SERVICE – On Sunday morning last a memorial service took place at the Parish Church for the late Private Samuel Gothorp, who was killed during the July push. The bodies of the Foulridge Nursing Division walked in procession to the Parish Church wearing their uniform. There was a good congregation, and the service was of an appropriate character. The National Anthem was sung at the close of the service.

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