South Staffordshire War Memorials

Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.

S Sargeant

Samuel Ernest Sargeant was born in Brewood in 1887 and was baptized at the Parish Church on 17th July of that year. He was the son of George Sargeant, a farm waggoner, and his wife Ann. At the time of Samuel's baptism the family lived at Barn-houses. By 1901 they were living in the cottages at Woolley Farm - where Samuel was working as a farm servant in 1911.

At the time of his enlistment in December 1916, Samuel was unmarried and was working as a waggoner, living at 1 Ashcroft Lane, Shenstone. His father, George, lived in Stafford Street, Brewood, and (later) in Bargate Street. Samuel died of pneumonia on 11th February 1917, at Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase, Staffs, where he was undergoing basic training. He is buried in the churchyard of SS Mary & Chad, Brewood.

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.