Samuel Futter

Samuel Futter

Samuel Futter


Samuel Futter was the son of Alfred Futter, born in Norfolk, and Mary Ann Gray of Holmside, Durham. They had married in the Stockton area in 1880. In the 1891 census the family were living at Ferryhill and in the 1901 census were at 11, Dixon Street, Blackhill.

Samuel was born October 1, 1884 in Merrington. He married Mary Edith Cherry of Richmond, Yorkshire, July 19, 1905.

In the 1911 census Samuel and Mary are living at Leyburn, Yorkshire. Samuel was a limestone quarryman.

Samuel served in the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment as a stretcher bearer, Private 20238. He was later in the Labour Corps, Private 5443/8. He went to France August 3, 1915. The Regiment had been serving at Ypres from May 1915. By September it was involved in the Battle of Loos and by November it had embarked for Egypt, ending up in Salonika January 1916.

Futter brother WW1

Samuel Futter standing left, Harry Newton Futter seated right

Joe and Beattie Futter of Brafferton have given the photographs and information about the four Futter brothers who served in WW1.

Samuel Futter is Joe Futter's father.