Samuel Woolley was the son of Mrs Woolley who lived at 11 Cleveland Street, Stourbridge, and attended Enville Street Council School. At the outbreak of war he enlisted in the Worcester Territorials and joined the 1/7th Battalion. They went overseas in March 1915 and experienced front line service in quiet sectors of the Western Front. In July 1916 they took a full part in the Battle of the Somme, leading the second phase attack on Ovillers on the 14th July and again on the Pozičres Ridge on 20th August. Casualties were heavy on each occasion and Private Samuel Woolley was killed in action on the 22nd August. He was 21 years of age and is commemorated on the Thiepval, Stourbridge, St. Thomas's church and the former Enville Street school Memorials.
Stourbridge Enville St. School
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