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I am trying to find out if this soldier is on any war memorial in either Wigan or St Helens, can anyone point me in the right direction as to a web site with memorial details or has anyone got any local knowledge, details as follows:

From the 1901 census

Samuel Green, age 6, born Wigan

RG13/3522 106 page 65

Living St Helens at St Pauls St

From the CWGC


Initials: S J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Sapper

Regiment: Royal Engineers

Unit Text: 1st Div. Signal Coy.

Date of Death: 01/11/1914

Service No: 27265

On the 1891 census the family is shown as living at

3 Higgins Rd Wigan.

So I would expect any memorial to be in St Helens as this is his last known place of residence (1901), but he could have moved back to Wigan before the war or to that matter moved anywhere.

Can anyone help.

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Forum member "STE", (red rose avatar) is a St Helens lad and may be able to help you.


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  • 2 months later...

WASMAN / Stephen,

I have only just spotted this, sorry for the delay. I'll check out our memorial.

I have never heard of 'St Paul's St' in St Helens, and there are no churches of that name that I can recall (St Vincent de Paul, yes); however, many streets have disappeared.

I'll let you know,



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  • 3 weeks later...

Apologies for the delay.

There are three men by the name Samuel Green on the St Helens Memorial, as you can see from the attached photo. I'm not sure whether that helps you or not!

Best regards,



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