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Sam Chaplin: Saturday 1st July 1916

It has been difficult to say with certainty which Samuel Chaplin listed by CWGC is the one commemorated on SMM Memorial.  It is most likely to be Samuel Chaplin, Private G/5802 from the 7th Batt. The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment).  He was killed on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme.  He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Cecil Grundy, also commemorated at SMM, was killed the same day on the Somme.