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Rifleman Samuel Sloan British Army 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

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Rifleman Samuel Sloan

British Army 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

from:35 Mill Street Whiteabbey,Co, Antrim,

(d.8th July 1917)

He was the youngest son of Robert and Mary Sloan of 35 Mill Street, Whiteabbey, Co.Antim, Northern Ireland. One of three brothers too serve, the others being Charles and Robert. I have a medal roll copy confirming he was originally serving with the 6th Btn Royal Irish Rifles before, I presume, he was transfered to the 2nd Btn where he was killed in action on the 8th of June 1917 aged 20 years old.

He was the brother of my great-grandmother, Elizabeth Creighton (nee Sloan), therefore making him my great-great uncle which makes me proud that he answered his country's call and paid the supreme sacrifice for his country and it's people.

He is interned in Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium Plot V Row F Grave 13. PS

If some kind soul has the need to call to the cemetery would they place a flower upon his grave as I am disabled and will never be able to make the trip myself.

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