Private Samuel Hugh Madill


Samuel Hugh Madill was born on 5 April 1898 at Crankill, Ballymena, County Antrim, the sixth of seven children of farmer and carpenter William Bradshaw Madill and his wife Jane Martin Madill (née Wylie). His mother died when he was just three years old. By the time of the 1911 Census he was living at Crankill with his father, step-mother, a brother and half-sister.

Madill enlisted in the North Irish Horse in February 1918 (regimental number unknown at present). He spent the remainder of the war in training at the regimental reserve depot at Antrim, and was demobilised in 1919.

In June 1920 he emigrated to Canada, later settling in Pennsylvania, USA.