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Paget, Samuel James, 1895-1918 (Captain)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1895 - 1918

Biography

Samuel James Paget (1895 - 1918), an officer in The Great War, was born 13th September 1895. The eldest son of the Right Rev. Henry Luke Paget, Bishop of Chester and Elma Katie, daughter of Sir Samuel Hoare, 1st baronet, of Sidestrand Hall, Norfolk; Paget entered College from “The Grange”, Folkestone and in his last year became Prefect of Hall, won the King’s Gold Medal for Latin Verse and was elected to a Classical Scholarship at New College, Oxford; he also played in College VI for two years and for Lords in 1914.

In September of that year Paget obtained a commission in the 5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, one of Kitchener’s Pals’ Battalions, and was promoted Captain in the following February. Mentioned in Despatches in April 1916 Paget served for some time as an instructor at the Fourth Army School. Shortly before his death he was appointed Captain (Brigade Major) to 149 (Northumberland) Brigade of the Northumbrian Division.

He fell in action at Framerville-sur-Somme on March 26th 1918, the fifth day of the German offensive; his burial site is situated in Heath Cemetery, Harbonniers: Grave III.D.2.

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Samuel James Paget: correspondence and scrapbooks

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9948
Dates: 1903-1922
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