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21646   Private Samuel Freeman (Moore)
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/04/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 13/08/1888
Died: 05/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Combles Communal Cemetery Ext.
  Combles, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 6-D-4
CWGC Casualty 591880
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 166
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Freeman family 1901 census lists Samuel as age 13 living with the family at house 3 in Ballyforlea 2, Moneyhaw,
2 1911 Census lists Freeman family Does not list Samuel as living with the family at house 29 in Marine Street, Duncairn Ward, Antrim
3 1911 Census lists Samuel Freeman 1911 census lists Samuel as age 23, a servant at house 4 in Lismoney, Moneyhaw, Londonderry
4 Photo of Private Samuel Moore's grave
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here (Samuel Moore)
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Samuel Moore's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023