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Place of Birth: Earby, Yorkshire
Service No: 729
Rank: Company Sergeant-Major
Regiment / Corps / Service: Australian Infantry
Battalion / Unit: 27th Battalion
Division: 2nd Australian Division
Date of Death: 1916-11-05
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: KELBROOK, YORKSHIRE
Samuel Wormwell was the son of James and Hannah Wormwell, née Benson. James was born at Kelbrook and Hannah at Harden near Kelbrook, Yorkshire. Samuel was the uncle of Private James Wormwell (240446) (q.v.).
1881 Earby, Yorkshire Census: Mill Bridge - Samuel Wormwell, aged 5 years, born Earby, son of James and Hannah Wormwell.
1891 Kelbrook, Yorkshire Census: Paris Farm - Samuel Wormwell, aged 15 years, born Earby, Yorkshire, son of James and Annah [sic] Wormwell.
Samuel was married to Ada Aldersley in 1903. Ada was the cousin of Private Ernest Aldersley (154978] (q.v.).
1911 Kelbrook, Yorkshire Census: Colne Road, Sough Bridge - Samuel Wormwell, aged 35 years, born Earby, Yorkshire, husband of Ada Wormwell.
The image of the cap badge also shows the colour patch of the battalion.
Australian service records: www.naa.gov.au › The collection › Popular research topics › Defence › Service records
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).
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:
WORMWELL, Sergeant Major Samuel, aged 41, Australian Expeditionary Force, husband of Mrs. Wormwell of Kelbrook, killed in action Nov. 5, 1916.
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Company Sergeant-Major Samuel WORMWELL
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Australian Infantry
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 2nd Australian Division
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