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11097   Private Samuel Falls
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 17/12/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Scots Guards (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/08/1889
Died: 27/09/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Samuel Joseph Falls was the second son of John and Margaret Falls. Samuel was born in Tempo in County Fermanagh on 11th August 1889. By 1900, the family had moved to Cookstown. His father died in 1900 when Samuel was 11 years old. A year later, Samuel had left school and was working as a spinner in a mill. By 1911, Samuel was working as a labourer. Samuel was working in Glasgow when he enlisted in the Scots Guards. Private Samuel Falls was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Scots Guards when he was killed in action on the 27th September 1915 during the Battle of Loos.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas-de-Calais, 
Grave Ref: Panel 8-9
CWGC Casualty 2942158
Loos-en-Gohelle is a village 5 kilometres north-west of Lens, and Dud Corner Cemetery is located about 1 kilometre west of the village, to the north-east of the N943, the main Lens to Bethune road.
Local Memorial Details

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1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 90
References and Links
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1 Coatbridge and the Great War Detailed information on Private Samuel Falls
2 1901 Census lists Falls family 1901 census lists Samuel as age 12 at house 10 in Killymoon Demesne, Cookstown
3 1911 Census lists Falls family 1911 census lists Samuel as age 21 at house 10 in Killymoon Demesne, Cookstown
4 Forum discussion (GWF) Some details of the Falls brothers
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 Private Robert Falls Brother of Private Samuel Falls
7 Private Robert Whann Friend of Private Samuel Falls
8 Scottish National War Memorial Brief details of Private Samuel Falls
9 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Robert Falls
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023