War Memorial File



190th Siege Battery

Royal Garrison Artillery.

Service number; 86585.

Died on July 23rd 1917.

Aged 22 years.


Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension,
Pas de Calais,
I. O. 20.


Died July 23rd 1917, aged 22 years.

Son of Mrs. Jane Garfield, of Ailesworth, Peterborough.

Report copied from The Peterborough Standard, dated August 11th 1917.

GUNNER SAM GARFIELD, Siege Battery, R. G. A., was killed in action in France. He is the second son of Mrs. Garfield, of Ailesworth, who received the sad news on Sunday morning. Gunner Garfield was a good son and brother, and much liked by all who knew him. He had only been out of hospital a week when he was killed. Before the war he was employed at the Elastic Factory, Peterborough, where he was very popular with his fellow workmen.

Report copied from The Stamford Mercury, dated August 17th 1917.

Gunner Sam Garfield, of Ailesworth, and before the war employed at Peterborough elastic webbing factory, has been killed at the front. He had only returned to the front from hospital about a week when he met his death.

There is a memorial stone in Castor churchyard with the following inscription:

He gave his life for his country.
In loving memory.
Samuel, beloved son of
Samuel and Jane Garfield
Killed in action in France
July 23rd 1917
Aged 24 years

Further information:

On his memorial stone it gives Samuel’s age as 24 years