Atherton, Samuel Goodearl –

Son of James and Mary Atherton, of Bromwich Street, Bolton, Lancashire; husband of Catherine Booth Atherton, of Wetherby, Yorkshire, and formerly of 363, Worsley Road, Swinton, Lancashire. Killed at sea by enemy action.

Personal details

  • Surname: Atherton
  • Forename: Samuel Goodearl
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Not known
  • Place of residence: Not known
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 47
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: December 7th, 1942
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: First Electrician
  • Unit: SS Ceramic (Southampton).
  • Service number: Not known
  • Regiment: Merchant Navy
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: WW2


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


  • Swinton Cenotaph
  • CWGC Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial, London, UK
  • CWGC reference: Panel 25.

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 01/01/1943 08/01/1943
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 1c 3e*

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