Samuel Cadman came from a family of nine children of James and Elizabeth Cadman who lived at 56 High Street, Kingswinford. He was a miner and pipe dresser and volunteered as a short service regular soldier in the Worcesters. He joined the 3rd Battalion and went to the Western Front in December 1914. He had seen much action in 1915 1n the Ploegsteert sector and on the Somme in 1916. In late 1916 they moved to the Ypres salient and were then ready for the great attack on the Messines ridge in May 1917. This was a very successful attack and provided the opportunity to protect the British front line for the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres. This began on the 31st July and the Worcesters entered the line for the struggle for Pilkem Ridge. With little rest they were again in the front line at the start of the battle for Westhoek on the 9th August. Samuel Cadman, now Corporal, was leading his section in 2 Platoon of A Company in an attack on a block house near the Hannebeek when he was seriously wounded. He was taken to a dressing station where he died. He was 22 years of age and is buried at The Huts Cemetery, Dickiebusch (II B 14) and commemorated on the Kingswinford Memorial.
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