1914/15 Star and Plaque to 18926 Pte S Hepburn R INNIS Fus / KIA 1/7/1916 First Day of The Somme / 11th Battalion / Donegal and Fermanagh
Samuel Hepburn was born in Ferryhill, Durham, England in 1878. A Coal Miner by trade, at the time of the 1911 census he resided at 18 North Row Fawdon Square Coxlodge Newcastle On Tyne.
Hepburn attested in Newcastle upon Tyne and joined the 11th battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. The battalion was known as Donegal and Fermanagh. To France 5th October 1915, he was sadly killed in on the 1st of July 1916.
The 11th were in support of the attack, attempting to move across No Man’s Land from Thiepval Wood they suffered high casualties from machine gun fire.
Samuel is remembered on Thiepval Memorial.
1914/15 Star correctly impressed = 18926 Pte S Hepburn R INNIS FUS