1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment (British Army)
24/05/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Samuel was a son of Samuel and Annie Magee who moved to 38 Main Street, Greenock from Cookstown. He and his wife Sarah Jackson Magee lived in Belfast as he enlisted there. In May 1917 he was seriously wounded and brought back to Britain for treatment. He was taken to hospital in Greenock, to be close to his parents, but his condition gradually worsened and eventually he died there on 24th May 1917.
Greenock Cemetery was established in 1846 as the expansion of the population of the town meant that the previous burial ground was inadequate. This particular site was chosen as it was secluded and not able to be viewed from the river. The Greenock Cemetery Company, formed in 1846, laid out the ground. Previous objections to the Council regarding the word 'necropolis' meant that this was always called a 'cemetery'. This church was established in 1589, and was situated close to Harland and Wolff shipyard. In 1917, the shipyard was extended and the church was dismantled and rebuilt in a different location. The tombstones were then moved to the Cemetery.