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Place of Birth: Sedbergh, Yorkshire
Service No: 15316
Regiment / Corps / Service: Border Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 'B' Coy 11th (Service) Battalion. (Lonsdale)
Division: 32nd Division
Date of Death: 1917-02-10
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SEDBERGH, YORKSHIRE
Samuel Lakin was the son of John and Agnes Jane Lakin, née Garnett. John was born at Sedbergh, Yorkshire and Agnes was born at Brathay near Ambleside, Westmorland.
1901 Marthwaite, Yorkshire Census: Millthrop - Samuel Lakin, aged 6 years, born Sedbergh, Yorkshire. [Samuel and his mother, Agnes Jane Lakin, a widow, were living with her parents, Christopher and Sarah Jane Garnett.]
1911 Sedbergh, Yorkshire Census: Railtons Yard - Samuel Lakin, aged 16 years, born Sedbergh. [Samuel was living with his grandparent's, Christopher and Sarah Jane Garnett.]
Samuel was married to Lilian Cheeney in 1915.
The British Army Service Record for Samuel Lakin exists but may be incomplete. [When Samuel joined the army in 1914, he gave his address as: 5, Tithe Street, Currock, Carlisle.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Samuel Lakin, 15316, 11/Bord R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 23.11.15. Death assd. 10.2.17.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Samuel Lakin, 15316, 11th Border Regt.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Samuel Lakin, 15316, 11 Bn Border. Date and Place of Death: 10.2.17 on or since. Dth presd. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Lillian. £17 0s. 9d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: Pte Samuel Lakin, 15316, 11th Border Regt. Killed in Action. Date and cause of death: 10.2.17. Wounded and missing. Wife: Lilian, 10, Hewson St. Carlisle. Date of birth: 13.5.95. Children: Richard John Cheeney. Date of birth: 31.12.15. Date of expiry: 31.12.31. Pension: 18/9 [£0 18s. 9d.] a week from 29.10.17.
The informal title of the 11th (Service) Battalion, Border Regiment (Lonsdale) was The Lonsdales.
A short biography of Samuel is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 - But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).
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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Private Samuel LAKIN
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Border Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 32nd Division
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