Samuel Grainger was the son of Emily Grainger of 24 Chapel Street, Wordsley, and worked as a glass cutter for Davies of King William Street. He volunteered for the South Staffords and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery during his service with this regiment. Probably after return from wounds he was transferred to the 1/5th York and Lancasters in the 49th Division. They faced the second German Spring offensive in April 1918 and fought in the battles of Estaires, Messines, Neuve Eglise and Kemmel Hill. In this long struggle the casualties were high. Corporal Samuel Grainger was seriously wounded and taken to a Base Hospital near Boulogne where he died on the 23rd April. He was 28 years of age and is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery (IX A 13) and commemorated on the Wordsley Memorial.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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