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552736   Private Samuel Alexander Fleming
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 23/01/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 20/11/1894
Died: 09/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Samuel Fleming was the youngest son of John Wilson Fleming and Annie Fleming. He was born on 20th November 1894. The large family lived in Chapel Street, Cookstown. His father was an accountant and Clerk of Petty Sessions. Samuel was educated at Campbell College, and as a young man he emigrated to Canada, where he settled close to Calgary and worked at the Canadian Bank of Commerce. Samuel enlisted in August 1915. Private Samuel Alexander Fleming was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action at the Battle of Arras on Vimy Ridge on 9th April 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  Arras, Pas de Calais, 
Grave Ref: No Ref
CWGC Casualty 1567965
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 First Cookstown Presbyterian Roll Of Honour Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 196
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Fleming family 1901 census lists William Alexander as age 6 at house 43 in Chapel Street Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Fleming family 1911 census does not list Samuel as living with the family at house 31 in James's Street, Cookstown, Tyrone
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Samuel A Fleming
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private Samuel A Fleming
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Samuel A Fleming's death
6 Samuel A Fleming Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (28 no.)
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023