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Samuel Brazil

Rifleman 47235 12th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Brigade
Died 5 May 1918 aged 19
Buried in St Pol British Cemetery, St Pol-Sur-Ternoise

Samuel Brazil was born 15 April 1899 in Ash and was baptised at St Peter's Church 5 May 1899, the son of James and Mary. He was admitted to Heathcote School 2 April 1906, and was then living in The Quadrant at Ash Vale. He left, and had attended the Ash Vale Council School before rejoining Heathcote School 27 April 1908 -16 December 1908. The census records that in1911 his family were living in a Gypsy Encampment at Beacon Chatham.

Soldiers Died records that Samuel was living at Chatham Kent when he enlisted in Maidstone, and The Register of Soldier's Effects records that he died in 12 S Hospital and confirms that his mother was Mary Brazil. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records his father's address as 213 Beacon Road Luton Chatham Kent.

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