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Private Francis Samuel PAGE (known as Sam)

2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 23153

Sam Page was born on 22 February 1890 in Spratton, the son of Alfred Edward Page, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Sarah Elizabeth (née White).  His mother came from a long-established family in Spratton. He was brother to Alfred, Frank, Bertha, Jennie, Arthur and Daisy and they lived in the High Street.  Three of the brothers served in the First World War – Samuel, Frank and Arthur Walter who died of his wounds.

Sam worked as both baker and gardener before he joined the Northamptonshire Regiment on 10 January 1916.  He was mobilised on 14 February and posted to France on 31May 1916.  On 2 August 1916 he was gassed and repatriated to hospital.  On 17 August he was discharged as no longer physically fit and was issued with a Silver War Badge. This was to wear at home to show he had been wounded in the war. He was also awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

His discharge papers showed his last employer was Captain R.B. Bassey of Cottesbrooke Hall, the same as his brother Arthur Walter, and his aim was to return to his employment.  Sam died in December 1979 in Northampton aged 89.

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Where he lived in Spratton

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Silver War Badge
Silver War Badge
Silver War Badge
Silver War Badge

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