S Scaife - 6th DLI - Durham (Killed)

  • Description

    This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 10th of June 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127539872@N02/16631709241/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 6 years ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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  • Martin Howe on Nov. 24, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

    Samuel Scaife was killed in action on 27th April 1915 in Flanders, Belgium. He is commemorated at The Menin Gate Memorial(Ypres, Belgium). His name is also listed in the Bishop Auckland "Book of Remembrance 1914-18".


    He was born in Croxdale\Sunderland Bridge, Co Durham in 1891, where his father was innkeeper at the Mason's Arms.

    He married Beatrice Paul of Tudhoe Colliery in April 1912. They had one daughter Lily Agnes, born in 1913. Beatrice gave birth to son Samuel Roger 5 months after the death of Samuel.

    In the 1911 census record, his occupation is listed as "Mineral Water Vanman".

    Samuel's uncle, John Thomas Scaife (born Hamsteels in 1880) was also killed in Flanders on 7th Febuary 1917. He died from wounds received in action. He was buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, nr. Zillebeke, Ypres, Belgium.


  • Simon Cotterill on Nov. 24, 2018, 11 p.m.

    Thanks for sharing all that information Martin. Was he a relative of yours?

  • Martin Howe on Nov. 25, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

    You're very welcome, Simon. His wife Beatrice was(would have been!) a 2nd great aunt of mine. However, she died 30 years before I was even born.

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