BORN WATTON, NORFOLK 1878. SON OF HENRY SAMPLE AND ELIZABETH DOYLE, OF 16 SLOE LANE, BEVERLEY. ONE OF FOURTEEN CHILDREN. HE WAS ONE OF THREE SONS TO DIE IN THE WAR. HIS WIFE KATE LIVED AT 6 WARNE TERRACE, WARN ST, SPRING BANK & SUTTON.
HE SERVED WITH THE ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY. DIED IN FRANCE, ON 13/10/1917, AGED 39. HIS NAME IS RECORDED ON SUTTON WW1 MEMORIAL.
Edmund James Sample was born in 1877 at Little Cressingham, Norfolk, one of 14 children of Henry and Elizabeth Sample. In 1907 he married Kate Louisa Brown in Hull.
He served 12 years as a regular soldier in the Royal Artillery between 1894 and 1906 and served ten years in India, he also served in the local militia. He re-enlisted in 1915.
Edmund Sample died of unknown wounds on 15 November 1917 and was buried at the St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.
Edmund was awarded the War and Victory Medals and is remembered on the Hengate War Memorial in Beverley.