Born: 13 December 1878, Denholme
Died: 13 April 1916
Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery
Address: 11 Wycliffe Place, Shipley
Parents: Samuel and Mary Jane, nee Chanard
Spouse: Ada, nee Lynch
Siblings: George Henry & Jesse
Occupation: Butcher
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: St Paul’s, Shipley; St Peter’s Shipley
Children: 2
Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s
Sam Scholefield
SHIPLEY LOYALIST DIES The death of still another Shipley soldier on active service is announced in the person of Pte Sam Scholefield whose home is at 11 Wycliffe Place. First and foremost the deceased soldier was a loyalist and for the past 200 years members of his family have taken the field in the great wars this country has taken part in. A splendid patriotism is well demonstrated by the fact that, although his services were not ultimately needed in the Boer War, yet at the call for men at that period, he readily responded and
for nine months served with the colours in England. On the outbreak of the present war he again volunteered and after some time in a training camp, proceeded to France in July of last year. In December of the same year he came home on short leave and returned shortly afterwards to the firing line. A butcher by trade his knowledge in that direction has been utilised whilst in France. Quite recently he was taken ill and was
confined to a French Military Hospital. After a number of operations, skilfully performed by the best surgeons in the army, his condition gradually became worse and a fortnight ago his wife and mother were sent for. They immediately went to the French Hospital and after a week at the bedside of the patient returned home highly satisfied with the attention and treatment the sick soldier was receiving. He died on Thursday of last week at the age of 36 years and leaves a wife and two children Shipley Times & Express 21 April 1916 p5
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