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Second Lieutenant Samuel Gerald ("Sam") Barder was an English officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was in 1893, in Bristol, the son of master furrier Albert and Esther Barder (née Moses), both of Middlesex. At the time of the 1911 census, Barder was working as an assistant to his father while living with his family at 7 Garlinge Road, Brondesbury.

Barder died on 30 September 1916, during the Somme Offensive, while serving with the 8th (Service) Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment on the Western Front. He and Second-Lieutenant Arthur Bartrum were killed by machine gun fire while leading "A" Company in the battalion's final assault on the Schwaben Redoubt. Those few of the company who survived the attack sheltered in shell holes until night, when they attempted to return to British lines under cover of darkness.[1]

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Thiepval Memorial.

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  1. Pearse, Hugh Wodehouse & Sloman, Henry Stanhope (1923), History of the East Surrey Regiment, p. 233.

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