Born: Born 1883 in Liverpool
Family: Fourth child of eight born to Thomas and Mary Caloe. He married Edith Wilkinson in 1915 at Whitchurch, Shropshire. They had two children May E and Samuel P.
Residence: In 1891 and 1901 the census lists the family as living in Farnworth, Lancashire. In 1911 Samuel was in India serving in the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. At the end of WW1 his address was 5 Talbot Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. By 1939 he was no longer in the army and was living in Shrewsbury with his wife and daughter in Copthorne Drive.
Employment: At age 18 he was working as a wagonner at a coal mine. Ten years later he was a sergeant in the army. At the end of WW1 he had attained the rank of Company Sergeant Major and by 1932 he was Captain, the rank he retired with prior to 1938. His civilian job in 1939 was as a storekeeper at the ARP (air raid precaution) department
Died: 1956 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 4th Battalion
Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Service Number: 6937
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Reason for Discharge: Continued in Army
Other Information: He would appear to have been the Drill Instructor at Whitchurch Drill Hall in August 1914.
Eligible for a wound stripe as a result of a gunshot wound to his left hand in December 1917.
Received the MBE in 1938 King’s Birthday honours.