16304 Private Samuel Ogden


Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

Born in Heywood Lancashire in 1895.

His parents were Edmund Ogden(1857-1914 and

Sarah Jane Bennion(20/12/1855-1933).They married on 18/11/1876.

Samuel had a brother Thomas(1880-1953) and

5 sisters; Leah(1877-0/04/1971),Harriett(19/11/1883),


Francis(09/10/1888-07/03/1977) and

Mary Ann (13/03/1893-11/01/1978).

In the 1901 census, the family were recorded as living at 35 William Henry Street, Heywood, Lancashire.

Edmund was employed as a cotton spinner.

In the 1911 census,the family were shown to have moved to 63 Rose Hill Street,Heywood Lancashire.

Edmund had retired from cotton spinning and Samuel was now employed as a weaver in a cotton mill.

He enlisted in Rochdale in April 1915 and his date of disembarkation into France was on 19/10/1915.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,The 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.

His mother was awarded a pension of 5/- a week from 06/02/1917.    

Heywood AdvertiserFriday 21 July 1916 - “Official Intimation has been received of the death of

Private Samuel Ogden of the Devon Regiment, who was killed in action on July 1st. He was the son of

Mrs Ogden of 63 Rose Hill Street. Private Ogden joined the army in April 1915 and went to France last October. Formerly he worked at the Plum Mill, Heywood. He was 21 years of age and was associated with

Bury New Road School and Chapel.

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