Samuel is remembered on the war memorial at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ipswich.


Born: 4th January 1885, Framlingham, Suffolk.

Died: 25th September 1917; age: 32; KiA.

Residence: South Africa.

Enlistment: In 1915, Samuel returned to England to enlist.

Date of Entry Therein: 14th November 1915 – France.


On the 4th September 1916, Samuel was gazetted as 2nd Lieutenant for the Machine Gun Corps.


Rank: 2nd Lieutenant.

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps, 207th Company.

Formerly Lance Corporal, service number 6563, of the Royal Fusiliers, 18th (Service) Battalion (1st Public Schools).


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Tyne Cot Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. R.J. & Mrs. J.S. Carley, of Manor House, Framlingham, Suffolk.




1891   Framlingham, Suffolk.


Samuel was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert James Carley, 41, a Grocer – employer – own account, born Badingham, Suffolk.

Juliena Sarah Carley (nee Newman), 36, born Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Elsie Mary Carley, 9, born Framlingham.

Langhton Green Carley, 7, born Framlingham.

Thomas Eley Carley, 3, born Framlingham.

Gwendoline Carley, 2, born Framlingham.

Frances Ina Carley, 1, born Framlingham.

2 general domestic servants.


1901   Double Street, Framlingham, Suffolk.


Samuel was 16 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert, 50, a Grocer – employer – own account.

Juliena, 46.

Elsie, 19.

Laughton, 17, a Grocer’s Assistant.

Thomas, 13.

Gwendoline, 12.

Frances, 11.

Phyllis Helen Carley, 6, born Framlingham.

1 general domestic servant.


Samuel’s father, Robert James Carley died September 1915, at Framlingham, Suffolk.


Samuel was educated at Framlingham College, Suffolk – he entered 1894 – and was a member of Pembroke House – leaving 1901. He was awarded the Countess of Stradbroke’s Prize for Senior Violin.


On the 8th March 1921, Thomas Eley Carley applied for the medals due to his late brother, Samuel, on behalf of his mother, Mrs. J.S. Carley, of The Hill House, Framlingham, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs. Juliena Sarah Carley – mother.


Probate to Juliena Sarah Carley – mother.

Samuel and his father, Robert James Carley are remembered on a private memorial at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Framlingham, Suffolk. Samuel is also remembered on the Framlingham town war memorial at St Michael’s Churchyard.


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