Private Samuel Pillar
|Regiment:||Coldstream Guards, 2nd Battalion|
|Date of Birth:||1896Born Cofton||Date of Death:||08/11/1914|
|Memorial:||Dawlish||Memorial Inscription||PILLAR. S. PTE. COLDM GDS|
Samuel enlisted with the Coldstream Guards, 2nd Battalion as a Private, service no: 9437. His record shows that he enlisted on 22 January 1912, and that his prior trade was a general labourer.
Association with Dawlish
Samuel was the youngest of eight children of William Pillar (1854-1900) and Bessie Collings (1854-1922 ).
In 1901 Bessie is shown as a widow aged 45, living in Park Row and working as a Charwoman, Parish Relief, with three more children of which Samuel is the youngest at 5 years old. He is shown in the census as being born in Starcross. The 1911 census shows Bessie Pillar living at 22 Old Town Street, Dawlish and Samuel is 15 with no occupation shown.
|Devon Roll of Honour||Pillar, Samuel, Private, Coldstream Guards, 8th November 1914|
Commonwealth War Graves Site
|Next of Kin:||Bessie Pillar, mother|
|Last Known Address:||22 Old Town Street, Dawlish|
Free Birth Marriage & Death records
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UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour (gives the birth date of 13 Jan 1894- thought to be error-ed)
Uk, Army Register of Soldiers' Effects
UK, Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919
Ancestry family trees, HARRIS and MILLEN.