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|One of The Original 500|
|Samuel enlisted on Sep 16, 1914. He was a member of
the First 500 (Blue Puttees)from Newfoundland. He joined the British
Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (BEF) on Aug 20, 1915. He was evacuated
from Suvla Bay, Dec. 1, 1915. Invalided to England Dec. 24, 1915. Attached
to Depot, Ayr, Feb 11, 1916. Promoted to Lance Corporal on Mar 30, 1916.
Promoted to Corporal on Sep 12, 1916. Promoted to Acting Sergeant, Oct
28, 1916. Promoted to 2nd Lt. on Nov 1, 1916. Rejoined the BEF on May
12, 1917. Killed in action at Broembeek, Oct 9, 1917.
Letter from the Newfoundland War
Contingent Association dated Dec 31th, 1915
I am desired by the Committee to express their regret at the news that Private S. Cole is in Hospital suffering from Frostbitten feet.
You may rest assured that everything possible will be done for him there, to assist his recovery.
This association has arranged that all men of the Newfoundland Regiment shall be visited while in Hospital, and supplied with extra comforts not provided by Hospital regulations.
We trust you may soon hear that your son is completely restored to health.
Yours Sincerely, Letter from Government House dated 15 Apr 1918 signed by Gov. Harris I am commanded by the King and The Queen to convey to you the following Message from their Majesties:
The King and Queen deeply regret the loss you and the Army have sustained by the death of your son, 2/Lieut. S.B. Cole, in the sevice of his country. Their Majesties truly sympathize with you in your sorrow.
Samuel Cole's Headstone
Military Records Contact: Daniel B. Breen
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