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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Samuel Ferrand was born in Worksop, the son of Edward and Eliza Ferrand in 1883. In their early married days, Edward and family were resident at 11 Hill Street, Worksop but later lived at 58 Marecroft which they lived for many years. Sam took up work in the local colliery before marrying Emily Scamadine in 1903 and lived next door to his parents at 56 Marecroft. They had 3 children, Edward, Emily and Florence.
15 Apr 1917
35
51937 - CWGC Website
24202
Private
2nd Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
Pte Sam Ferrand Worksop Guardian 27 April 1917 News was received on Sunday morning of the death from wounds of Pte Sam Ferrand of 56 Marecroft, Worksop and of the Lancs Fusiliers. He was shot by a sniper while acting as a stretcher bearer and carrying a wounded comrade and died two days later at a Base Hospital in France. The unfortunate news was first conveyed to his widow by a letter from a chum, which she received on Sunday morning and it was followed by the official intimation from the War Office on Monday morning. The letter was from Lance-Corpl G Brown of the 2nd Lancs Fusiliers, who, writing under date April 17th says:- “Dear Mrs Ferrand – I take the opportunity of writing you these few lines on behalf of your husband Sam. He asked me to write and tell you he was wounded on April 13th, but not seriously. We were carrying a wounded comrade, when Sam was sniped. By the time you receive these lines, you will probably heard from him yourself. Sam and I were mates out here and I was very upset when he got hit, for he was a good worker and a very good soldier and we were more like brothers. I am also enclosing some photo’s he gave me to forward home, suppose you will soon have the opportunity of seeing him in England. I went down to the field ambulance and saw him as he was ready to be taken away and he was very cheerful, then, so don’t get alarmed as he is not seriously wounded. All the lads were sorry to lose his company and they wish him a speedy recovery – I remain yours sincerely, Lance-Corpl G Brown.” Pte Ferrands wounds were, however, more serious evidently that Lance-Corpl Brown supposed and he succumbed as stated. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Edward Ferrand who live next door at 58 Marecroft, and both of whom have attained their seventieth year. He was 35 years of age and had long worked at ------ from the sinking period before enlistment. He joined up shortly after war broke out and was soon in France were he had been amongst the fighting for about two years, He had a leave at the latter end of January and went back to France on February 6th. He leaves a widow and three children with whom the sympathy of their neighbours and friends is freely expressed.
CWG additional information:- Son of Mrs. E. Ferrand. Commemorated on the Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Sam Ferrand - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
  • Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension
    Sam Ferrand - Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension