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8285   Lance Sergeant Samuel Magee
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 18/02/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment (British Army)
Died: 24/05/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 33
Summary      
Samuel Magee was a son of Samuel and Annie Magee. Samuel was born in Cookstown about 1884. Samuel was with husband of Sarah Jackson Magee. Prior to the war, Samuel Magee had previously served in India and South Africa. Samuel Magee enlisted in Belfast. He was living in Greenock, west of Glasgow. Samuel had gone to France at the outbreak of the war in August 1914. Sergeant Samuel Magee was wounded in May 1917. He received severe gunshots to face. He was returned to hospital in England. Lance Sergeant Samuel Magee was serving with the 1st Battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment when he died of wounds at Nottingham War Hospital on Thursday 24th May 1917.
Further Information
Samuel Magee was a son of Samuel and Annie Magee. Samuel was born in Cookstown about 1884.
There was a Samuel McGeagh, born in Cookstown on 27th December 1886. His mother’s maiden name was Mackell. GRONI Ref U/1887/99/1009/16/76.
According to a newspaper report, Samuel was an Orangeman.
Samuel was with husband of Sarah Jackson Magee.
Prior to the war, Samuel Magee had previously served in India and South Africa.
Samuel Magee enlisted in Belfast. He was living in Greenock, west of Glasgow.
Samuel had gone to France at the outbreak of the war in August 1914.
The Greenock Telegraph dated 16th May 1917 reports that Sergeant Samuel Magee was wounded. He received severe gunshots to face.
Samuel was returned to hospital in England, but his condition gradually worsened.
Lance Sergeant Samuel Magee was serving with the 1st Battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment when he died of wounds at Nottingham War Hospital on Thursday 24th May 1917. He was 33 years old.
At the time of his death, his wife was living at 28 Sir Michael Street, Greenock. His parents were living at 3 Crescent Street, Greenock.
From an unknown Scottish newspaper:
Magee – Died of wounds at Nottingham War Hospital on 24th May, Sergeant Samuel Magee, beloved husband of Sarah Jackson, 28 Sir Michael Street, and third beloved son of Samuel and Annie Magee, 3 Crescent Street. Funeral, with military honours, on Monday First, at 3pm, from the house 28 Sir Michael Street. Friends and brother Orangemen kindly invited to attend.
In his will, Samuel left all to his wife.
Last Will and Testament of Lance Sergeant Samuel Magee
Samuel Magee : Handwritten Will
Samuel Magee : Will Information
In the event of my death, I give to my wife all my personal effects to my wife Mrs Sarah Magee, 28 Sir Michael Street, Greenock.
Sergeant Samuel Magee was buried in Greenock Cemetery with full military honours.
In 1924 the War Memorial Committee of Greenock published a volume to mark the completion of the Greenock War Memorial in Wellpark. Lance Sergeant Samuel Magee is listed in that book.
The CWGC record Lance Sergeant S Magee as the son of Samuel and Annie Magee of 38, Main Street, Greenock. He is also recorded as the husband of Sarah Jackson Magee.
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References and Links
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1 Greenock War Dead Brief details of Sergeant Samuel Magee's death
2 Inverclyde's Great War Details of Sergeant Samuel Magee including newspaper report
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Samuel Magee
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Lance Sergeant Samuel Magee
6 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Samuel Magee can be purchased here.
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018