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Samuel Walter Minter

Male 1864 - 1931  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Samuel Walter Minter 
    Christened 3 Jan 1864  St Clement, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born Mar 1864  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 15223C8BC5EC45FAAB3C199C6E3C4F33B65C 
    Died Mar 1931  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1891 census: at St Botolph, Essex, aged 27, a private in the Norfolk Regiment.

      1901 census: boarder (37), a railway contractor's navvy, born Norwich, at 3 Row 34 1/2, Great Yarmouth.

      Ancestry.com has Samuel's service record in connection with a WW1 pension claim. They show that Samuel enlisted in the Norfolk Regiment on 29 May 1883 giving his age as 19 years 2 days, occupation brickmaker, birthplace St Pauls, Norwich. He was discharged on 28 May 1895 having served time in India (1884 - 88) and Burmah (1888 - 90), gaining the India Medal and clasp 1887-89.
      On discharge he have his next of kin as father Samuel, mother Maryann, younger brothers Robert, Walter & James, sister Sarah.

      A further enlistment in the Norfolk Regiment lasted from 13 February 1904 (aged 39 years 11 months) to October 1905, much of it spent in South Africa.

      Samuel re-enlisted in the Norfolk Regiment on 1 October 1905. He gave his age as 41 years 7 months, occupation labourer. He was discharged just over a month later on 7 November. It appears he re-enlisted so as to complete 14 years pensionable service. At the time of his discharge Samuel gave his next of kin as his father Samuel of New Catton, Norwich and his intended place of residence as 3 Stone Arch, New Catton, Norwich.

      1911 census: in view of the fact that Samuel appeared to be out of the army for a period, the following census entry may relate to him (although it shows him as married): aged 47, general labourer, born Norwich, lodging (with 11 other people) at 'The Balloon', 62 Westwick Street, Norwich. This establishment consisted of only 7 rooms and besides the 11 lodgers there were the head of the household William Bailey (a shoemaker), his wife, their teenage son and his sister-in-law.

      Samuel enlisted in the Norfolk Regiment again, now aged 45 years 285 days, a brickmaker, on 10 September 1914. He transferred to the Suffolk Regiment on 26 August 1916. Next of kin father Samuel and mother Mary Ann Minter of Stone Arch, New Catton, Norwich.

      On 27 May 1919, now aged 54 years 9 months, Samuel signed on again, this time for the Royal Engineers. His occupation was labourer and address 4 Stone Arch, New Catton, Norwich. He was discharged on 8 May 1920, address now 6 Stone Arch, New Catton, Norwich. He spent most of this period of service in France. Next of kin Sarah (sic) Ann Minter, 4 Stone Arch, New Catton, Norwich.
    Person ID I218  Fritton, Norfolk
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2016 

    Father Samuel William Minter,   b. 23 Jun 1839, Salhouse, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1926, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann JAY,   b. Abt 1841, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1918, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married Sep 1862  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F80  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Mar 1864 - Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S21] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1864 Norwich 4b/115.

    2. [S21] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Probable death: aged 67, Q1 1931 Norwich 4b/202.

    3. [S21] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1862 Norwich 4b/242.