|Royal Garrison Artillery||94567||188 Siege Battery|
Lea Mills postcard
Sam Gregory joined the forces aged 25 on 5th June 1916.
Gunner Samuel Gregory No. 94567 F Coy, No 4 Depot, R.G.A. Barracks, 188 Siege Battery, R.G.A., France. He was recruited in June and sailed for France in October 1916.
A soldier from the village, Gunner W Brown, reported to the Vicar in a letter dated July 3rd, 1917 ‘I have only seen two local men, one is Sam Gregory, who is a fine big-looking fellow now.’
Medal Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
RGA Gunner 94567
Derbyshire Courier 29 November 1916
HOLLOWAY GUNNER IN HOSPITAL
Mr and Mrs William Gregory of Holloway received news on Thuesday that their son Gunner Sam Gregory Royal Field Artillery is in hospital in France. Pte. Gregory has been in the firing line only a few weeks. Befor enlistment he was employed at Lea Mills.
Letters to JB Marsden-Smedley
Mill Lane, Holloway
I received your woollen shirts.
Thanking you very much for the same.
Gunner S. Gregory
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your parcel which you have so kindly sent to me the contents of which I greatly appreciated
It is very pleasant for us to think those at home think of us out here the kind Thought that prompted the gift I don't think anyone could have a more varied and seasonable gift again thanking you
Dear Sirs Believe me to be yours very gratefully
Gunner S. Gregory
Jan 3rd 1917
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of parcel of underwear which you so kindly sent me. Such a gift is doubly welcome at this season as now is the time of the year that we require and feel the need of something extra to keep the cold out. I thank you very much and wish you a most Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Yours very Gratefully
Gunner S. Gregory
Messrs. JB and AS Marsden-Smedley
I beg leave to thank you most kindly indeed for parcel which I received today everything is of the best & most suitable for one out here it is very nice to know that one is not forgotten & I shall not forget your kindness towards me since coming on the great adventure however I hope the time is not far distant when we shall all be home & this great war at an end, we are having very changeable weather at present after a very fine summer, again thanking you very kindly
Received parcel last Saturday and at present, I and my chums are enjoying the contents. I am sure it is a great pleasure to know, that although I am out here doing my little bit, that my old friends have not forgotten me, and I am sure I am looking forward to the day when I shall be back with you again, and have some of the enjoyable days, as of old. Well once again I thank you for that kindness you have shown towards me. So now I will finish this short letter by wishing you a most successful year.
Your obedient servant
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25 September, 1918
Just a few lines to thank you for your kind parcel which I received quite safe the other day and which I find of the best and enjoyed it too. We have been very busy just of late as I should have wrote sooner. Well I shall now have to close thanking you once more.
1901: Commonside, Holloway
|William||Gregory||Head||26||Bleacher, merino hosiery works||Holloway|
|William||Gregory||Head||37||Cotton spinning hosiery works||Holloway|
|William||Gregory||nephew||20||Cotton spinning hosiery works||Bonsall|
|Samuel||Gregory||son||17||Cotton spinning hosiery works||Bonsall|