Samuel Hitchcock (1882–1957)


Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) 81457 4th Battalion, D Coy, 16th Platoon

Photo courtesy Elizabeth Griffiths (Lea Mills postcard)

Photo of Samuel Hitchcock

Samuel was born in Holloway in about 1885, the son of Samuel and Phyllis Hitchcock. The family lived at Wheatcroft and Samuel junior worked at Lea Mills as a framework knitter. He attested in the Army in November 1915 aged thirty and after several deferments joined the Army on 18 January 1918. He was was discharged, having been wounded, losing a leg, in August 1919 and being awarded the Silver War Badge. He was in a VAD Hospital in Devon. He married Bertha Eaton in 1920.

Medal Roll Index Card
A corporal; enlisted 17/11/15; discharged 01/08/19 under Para 392 (xvi) K.R.

Silver War Badge
L.Sgt 46647 4th N Staffs, B284950, enlisted 17/11/15 discharged 1/8/19 age 34.

Newpaper Report

The Courier 1 May 1920
The wedding took place at Christ Church, Lea, on Monday, the Rev GE Wigram officiating, of Mr Samuel Hitchcock, only son of Mr and Mrs S Hitchcock, of Wheatcroft, and Mrs Bertha Eaton, daughter of Mrs Eaton of the Common Holloway. The bridegroom is an ex- serviceman and lost a leg in France in 1918.


1901: Wheatcroft

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Hitchcock Head 48 Drayman Holloway
Phyllis Hitchcock wife 49   Middleton
Samuel Hitchcock son 16 Woollen weaver Holloway
Mary Hitchcock daughter 9   Crich

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1911: Wheatcroft

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Hitchcock Head 58 Hedgecutter Holloway
Mrs Samuel Hitchcock wife 59   Middleton
Samuel Hitchcock son 26 Framework knitter Holloway
Mary Hitchcock daughter 19 Machinist hosiery Crich

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1918 Crich voters
Samuel Hitchcock Jnr, Wheatcroft; absent on military service

1939 Register: The Common, Crich
Samuel Hitchcock b.27 October 1884; needle setter hosiery factory
Bertha Hitchcock b.27 January 1889
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