7th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
05/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Samuel Freeman was the son of Samuel Freeman and Mary Freeman. He was born on 13th August 1888 in Coleraine. It is believed he was the eldest of eight children. Samuelís father was a railway employee, which may be the reason the family moved around so much. By 1901, the family were living between Cookstown and Moneymore. When the family moved on to Belfast, Samuel remained. He enlisted using his motherís maiden name, Moore. Private Samuel Moore was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Tuesday 5th September 1916.
The large village of Combles is 16 kilometres east of Albert and 13 kilometres south of Bapaume. From Bapaume take the N17 towards Peronne. Just after the village of Sailly-Saillisel, take the D172 towards Combles. The Communal Cemetery is on the right just before the village, and the Extension is at the back, or north-east, of the Communal Cemetery.