17th Battalion ('Welbeck Rangers') Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Killed in action in the front line trenches near Thiepval (River section) on Tuesday 17th October 1916 aged 24, during the last few days of The Battle of the Somme.
Samuel has no known grave and is commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial France.
Samuel enlisted on Monday 7th February 1916 and was the son of Frank Bower who was a Labourer for the Belper UDC and Maria Elizabeth Bower, of Dalley Lane, Belper, Derbyshire.
Before the war Samuel was a Communicant at St Faith's Lane End Belper.
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