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Churchill, S G

Thiepval Memorial

Thiepval Memorial, France, Somme

Second son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Churchill of 5 Eden Place, Ann Street, St Helier, Jersey

Killed in action whilst engaged in ambulance work in the vicinity of High Wood, aged 37 years


Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 28 August 1916

Commemorated on Halkett Place Primary School Memorial


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Samuel George Churchill

Private Samuel George Churchill
Royal Army Medical Corps
(Attached to the 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers at the time of his death)

1914 Star

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 28 August 1916

Roll of Honour. Still another Jerseyman has given his life for his King and Country. News was received yesterday by Mr & Mrs Joseph Churchill of 5 Eden Place, Ann Street, that their second son Private S Churchill of the Royal Army Medical Corps had been killed in action in France on 19 August, while engaged in ambulance work in the sector facing High Wood. Private Churchill, who was 37, had served in the Army for 17 years and in the South African War he had won both the King and Queen's Medals. When war broke out he was serving in India and he was immediately granted service with the Expeditionary Force and was attached to the 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. The news of Private Churchill having made the supreme sacrifice was conveyed to his parents by Captain Dunn, one of the officers of the Royal Army Medical Corps, who stated that it was while getting wounded men from the trenches that he was struck by a shell, which caused his death. He speaks of Private Churchill's high qualities as a soldier and of his constant devotion to duty. He had recently been offered promotion but refused it as he did not wish to be separated from the men with whom he had been serving for so long. The parents also received a letter from Sergeant Roberts of the detachment to which their son was attached, stating that in his death the detachment and corps had suffered a very real loss. He knew his duties and was always eager to carry them out and that personally he felt he had lost a good comrade who could always be relied upon in a time of crisis. To the bereaved parents and all members of the sorrowing family we would tender our sincere condolences.