Birth: 13 September 1895

Place or Registered Place of Birth: St. Pancras, London

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 26 March 1918 - Aged 22

Place or Registered Place of Death: Killed in Action - Framerville-sur-Somme, France

Place of Burial: Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Sommes, France

Father: Henry Luke Paget

Mother: Elma Katie Gurney Hoare


Samuel James Paget, Esq., Lieut. 8th Batt. Norfolk Regt., b. 1895; killed in action 1918.

Captain Samuel James Paget was Brigade Major to 149 Infantry Brigade in 1918, when he was killed at Framerville-sur-Somme.

According to Winchester College records (and the CWGC) he was originally in 1/5th Norfolks (along with two other Winchester pupils, Burroughes and Gay, who were both killed at Suvla when the Battalion 'vanished' on August 12th 1915. Paget, however, is not listed as on the battalion strength when it left for Gallipoli.

He was promoted Lieutenant on November 9th 1914 and Captain in February 1915. There's then a gap in the records until he was mentioned in despatches in April 1916, before acting as an instructor at the Fourth Army school. He then served from January 1917 as GSO3 on the staff of Fourth Army. Shortly before his death he was appointed GSO3 Brigade Major to 149 (Northumberland) Brigade.

Name: Paget, Samuel James
Initials: S J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: General List
Secondary Unit Text: serving as Bde. Major, 149th Inf. Bde., 50th Div.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 26/03/1918
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Originally gazetted to 5th Bn. Norfolk Regt. Son of the Rt. Rev. Henry Luke Paget, D.D., Bishop of Chester, and Mrs. Paget, of Bishop's House, Chester.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. D. 2.
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres

Captain Samuel James Paget