1. Grave:Cabaret-Rouge British CemeteryXIV. J. 7. Souchez
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.134
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour58A GQS

Awards & Titles:

Mentioned in Despatches
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Family :

Son of Nelson and Harriet Samuel, of London. Noted as Edgar Samuel in non-military related documentation and as Edgar Barnett Samuel on others. Masonic Roll of Honour shows "Edgar B."

Education & Career :

Clifton College

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 16th Battalion Middlesex Regiment 

16th (Service) Battalion (Public Schools) Formed in London on 1 September 1914 by Lt-Col. J.J.Mackay. Moved to Kempton Park racecourse, going on in December to Warlingham. July 1915 : moved to Clipstone Camp and attached to 100th Brigade in 33rd Division. Moved in August to Perham Down. 17 November 1915 : landed at Boulogne. 25 February 1916 : left Division and transferred to GHQ Troops. 25 April 1916 : transferred to 86th Brigade in 29th Division. 11 February 1918 : disbanded near Poperinge in Belgium.

Action : Actions in Spring 1916 

Actions in Spring 1916 covers a number of non specific actions on the Western Front in the period February to the end of June 1916. Much of this period concerned the build up to the Battle of the Somme, particularly the acclimatisation of the Service Battalions (Kitchener Volunteers) to trench routine. As the Battle of the Somme occupied the plans for 1916 no significant efforts were made in other sectors. Many of the casualties could be considered 'routine'. During the period December to June 1916 5845 British soldiers died in 'minor trench operations'.

Detail :

Temp. 2nd Lieutenant Edgar Barnett Samuel, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex) Regiment. Killed in Action.

Embarked to France in 1915.

Probate SAMUEL Edgar of 32 Worship-street London 2nd lieutenant 16th Middlesex regiment died 31 January 1916 in France on active service Probate London 22 September to Frank Samuel and Wilfred Samson Samuel manufacturers. Effects £2182 14s. 9d.

He is interred at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

For his service he was awarded the 1914-15 Star as a Sergeant 16th Middlesex Regiment and both the British War Medal and the Victory Medal as a 2nd Lieutenant.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Halcyon No. 3546 E.C.London

20th May 1912
8th July 1912
29th September 1912

Noted as Edgar B. SAMUEL in the 1921 Book, the Masonic Roll of Honour and on the 1940 Scroll. On the contribution register he is noted as Edgar Samuel, a 30 year old Piano Manufacturer of Adamson Road, N.W. London. Initiated into Halcyon Lodge No. 3546, in 1911. Although no explicit war service is noted he is shown to have been "Killed in Action 31st Jany 1916."

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