Sam Swindell (1881–1936)

Private

Royal Army Medical Corps 91798 S Coy

 

Notes
Sam was born in about 1881 at Ripley. He attested in December 1916 at Derby, aged thirty-five, a married fruiterer living on the Common, Crich. He had married Elizabeth Eperson in December 1907 at Belper. He was discharged in November 1917 owing to osteo-arthritis (attributed to his service). He had a weekly pension of 27s 6d for four weeks and then 5s 6d per week thereafter. Sam’s brother-in-law, Edwin Eperson, is also on the Roll of Honour.

Census records and his army record record him as Sam Swindell not Samuel.

Army Service Record
He attested 21/12/16 at Derby aged 35 years and 9 months, a married fruiterer living on the Common, Crich. His height was 5ft 4¼in and the next of kin was his wife Elizabeth Swindell (nèe Eperson) whom he married on 11/12/07 at Belper. Their children were children Elizabeth (7/10/09), Grace (21/07/12), Francis (17/11/13), Albert (15/03/15) and Kathleen (04/04/16). His discharge was 01/11/17 owing to osteo arthritis (attributed to his service). Weekly pension of 27s 6d for four weeks then 5s 6d per week. It was recorded that he was not entitled to the Silver War Badge. Discharge address was Whatstandwell.

1939 Register: Birdwood Street, Derby
Elizabeth Swindell (widow) b.5 December 1881; mixed business shop keeper
Grace Oxnard (Swindell) b.21 July 1912; domestic servant
Francis Swindell b.17 November 1913; general labourer heavy work
Kathleen Robinson (Swindell) b.4 July 1916; artificial silk warp knitter driver winding machine hand
Blanche Mason (Swindell) b4 August 1919
Maud Swindell b.30 May 1914; wholesale tea stores packer
one closed record

Samuel Swindell married Elizabeth Eperson on 11 December 1907 at Belper; Elizabeth was sister to Edwin Eperson; Samuel died in 1936.

Sam Swindell's brothers William Swindell, James Swindell and Fred Swindell are also on the Roll of Honour.
[With thanks to Ken Stinson]

CENSUS INFORMATION

1891: Cowper Lane, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Swindell Head 40 Banksman Hathersage
Harriet Swindell wife 34   Crich
James Swindell son 15 Banksman Crich
William Swindell son 13   Crich
Sam Swindell son 10   Ripley
Fred Swindell son 6   Ripley
Agnes Swindell daughter 2   Crich

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1901: Thirlow Booth

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Swindell Head 54 Carter farm Hathersage
William Swindell son 22 Gritstone quarryman Crich
Sam Swindell son 20 Gritstone quarryman Pentrich
Agnes Swindell daughter 13 At home Crich

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1911: Bridge Street, Belper

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Sam Swindell Head 30 Chip fish fryer Hartsey
Elizabeth Swindell wife 29 Assistant in the business Darley Dale
Elizabeth Swindell daughter 1   Crich

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