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20373   Captain Samuel Fluke
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 08/03/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/09/1874
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 42
Samuel Fluke was born on 17th September 1874. He was one of at least eight children. Prior to enlisting, Samuel was a labourer. Samuel Fluke enlisted on 30th November 1893 in Armagh. He fought in the Boer War. By 1911 he was married and living in Cavan town. Samuel Fluke arrived with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in France on 5th October 1915. Captain Samuel Fluke was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Thursday 16th August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 70-72
CWGC Casualty 1632117
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Aughnacloy Presbyterian Church - WWI Roll of Honour Aughnacloy
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists a Samuel Fluke Lists Samuel as age 36 living at house 16.2 in Railway Road, Cavan Urban, Cavan
2 Anglo-Boer War Lists Sergeant S Fluke
3 Photo of Tyne Cot Memorial inscription
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Presbyterian ROH Clogher Lists Samuel Fluke from Aughnacloy
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