Samuel Starkey's Story.
Born on the 26th November 1876, at Knutsford, son of butcher, Samuel, and Mary Howarth, of, 91, King Street, Knutsford. Samuel was one of nine children. His siblings were William, Harry, Mary, Sarah, Florence, Alice May, Lizzie and John James Llewellyn. In 1911 he was assisting as a butcher in the family business.
Samuel attested at Knutsford, he was drafted with the British Expeditionary Force to France, 25 September 1915, leaving Aldershot by train and embarking at Southampton aboard “H.T. Mona Queen” for Le Havre. Details are not available for if, when, or where, Samuel was wounded, however, he was evacuated back to England. He died of Pneumonia in Leeswood Hall Auxiliary Hospital, Mold, Flintshire, Saturday, 26 October 1918, he was aged 42 years.
Researched by H.A.G Carlisle.