war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service.

Attestation Of

No. 9338 – Samuel J. Terry – The Queen’s R. W. Surrey.
Parish of Christchurch, Dover.
Age. 18.
Occupation – Carter.
Next of kin – Father, Samuel James Terry (Green Lane Farm, Buckland, is crossed out – J) Vale Farm, Studdale, Kent.
Enlisted 9th May 1908.
Considered fit at Dover Castle January 1908.
Enlisted for 7 years army service, 5 years reserve, 9/5/08, joined at Dover.
Employment Sheet.
The Queen’s – Regiment - Infantry.
No. 9338 – Samuel Terry.
Officers Servant 1909.
Corporal – Character very good, - Clerk Q.M. office 1913 – Sober, Industrious N.C.O.
Caterer A.T.A. 1912 – hardworking, trustworthy, and longest experience at serving behind the counter in A.T.A. bar, had care of money. Gave satisfaction while employed as Clerk Q.M. office.  
Education certificates awarded.
3rd Class 25/3/09.
2nd Class 29/9/1911.
Queen’s – Posted – Pte. 15/5/08.
2nd Posted – Pte. 14/9/08.
1st Posted – Pte. 1/1/10.
Queen’s 1st. Posted –Pte. 21/2/10.
1st appointed unpaid L/Corp. 20/5/10.
Posted – Pte. 7/9/10.
Granted pay of appointment – L/Corp. 1/2/11.
Promoted Corp. 22/7/1913.
Regiment R.W. Surrey.
 No. 9338 L/Sgt. Samuel James Terry – Deceased.
Father of soldier – S. J. Terry, 76, London Road, Dover.
Mother – Rose, as above.
Brother. Percy Terry, age 24. (unknown crossed out.)
Sister. Mrs Elsie Wood, age 22, 76, London Road, Dover.
Any articles of private property to be sent to – Mr Samuel James Terry. Stone Heap, Little Mongeham, Deal. 


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