Samuel Field (1880-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

FIELD, SAMUEL. 1st Class Stoker. No SS/101225 (RFR/B/3546). Royal Navy. HMS Broke. Born Huddersfield 27.9.1880. Husband of Florence S. Field, 120 Netheroyd Hill Road, Cowcliffe, Huddersfield. Employed as a whitesmith by Messrs T.A. Heaps and Company, ironmongers, of Westgate, Huddersfield. Was a teacher at the Cowcliffe Wesleyan Sunday School. Had served nearly twelve years in the Navy and, at the outbreak of the war, was in the Royal Fleet Reserve. Re-enlisted 4.8.1914. Took part in the Battle of Jutland and came home on leave in March, 1917. On Friday, 20.4.1917, six German destroyers raided the Dover Straits but failed to cause serious military or civil damage. They were encountered by two flotilla leaders of the Dover Patrol, 'Swift' and 'Broke.' Killed on board HMS Broke, 21.4.1917, aged 36 years. Buried with full military honours in EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 3B, 164.
ROH:- St. Hilda's Church, Cowcliffe; Cowcliffe Wesleyan Church; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Stoker 1st Class FIELD
  • regiment: Royal Navy
  • died: Saturday, April 21, 1917
  • record ID: 2752093