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Private Samuel Van Engel was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1893, at Bethnal Green, the son of Dutch-born tailor machiner Moses Symon and Leah (Caroline Ann) Van Engel (née Pond), of London. At the time of the 1911 census, the younger Van Engel was working as a wood trunk finisher while living with his family at 51 Eric Street.

Van Engel died on 5 July 1916, of wounds received on the Western Front, while serving with the 10th Battalion, The Essex Regiment. He had arrived in France in August 1915.[1]

He is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery.

NotesEdit

  1. WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920.

ReferencesEdit

  • Ancestry.co.uk.
  • Van Engel, S, cwgc.org. Retrieved 13 December 2012.

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