Samuel William Seago

Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Mount Hope Cemetery, Brantford, Ontario
Commemorated at: 
Grace Anglican Church
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Greater London
Birth city: 
London, Greenwich
Address at enlistment: 
12 Lorne Crescent, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
12 Lorne Crescent, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Railway and Yard Master
Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

BX August 13, 1918
Four Brantford Officers Are On Honor Roll – Lieuts. Slemin, Waterous, Seago and Millar Wounded Today in Allied Drive – Casualties Happened Last Thursday as Boys Went Over the Top

Four Brantford officers, all formerly of the First Brants, the 125th Battalion, are officially reported today as having been wounded in the big drive on the Picardy front. They are as follows: Lieut. Duff Slemin, Lieut. Don Waterous, Lieut. Sam Seago and Lieut. Lorne Millar.

The official advices came through this morning from the department of records at Ottawa, and the casualties occurred Aug. 8, the initial day of the big advance by the Canadians who went over the top on Thursday morning last.

In only one case was the nature of the wounds received reported as severe. Chief Slemin this morning received the following: “Regret to report that Lieut. Charles Dufferin Slemin has been admitted to hospital at Le Treport, suffering from gunshot wound, right thigh; severe.” In the other cases the advice from Ottawa merely mentioned the fact that the officers above mentioned had been wounded. The word concerning Lieut. Lorne Millar came from his mother in Toronto, who was notified yesterday.

Lieut. Slemin belonged to the original 125th Battalion and was later transferred to the 215th Battalion with which he left for overseas. On arrival in England he was transferred back to the 125th at Witley, and reverted from the rank of captain to that of lieutenant in order to get across to France. Lieuts. Millar, Waterous and Seago all belonged to the original First Brants, and went through the rigorous training for the fifth Division in England, prior to that division being broken up. They left for France last spring, and all belong to the Third Division, which has been recently engaged in the great advance.

Lieut. Lorne Millar has already arrived in England, having been admitted to the third southern General hospital at Southampton. Particulars of the casualties are being eagerly and anxiously awaited by the relatives and friends of the boys today reported in the Dominion’s honor roll.

It was stated this morning that it must have been only recently that Lieut. Duff Slemin could have returned to the front, as advices had been received a few days ago that he had been in hospital suffering from a knockout from a big shell. Evidently he must have recovered in time in order to get back to the big show.

BX July 2, 1960

Samuel W. Seago

Samuel William Seago died Friday at his residence at 182 Brant Avenue in his 77th year. Born in Kent, England, Mr. Seago was a son of the late Charles S. Seago and Ellen A. Whitehead Seago.  He came to Canada in 1907 and had lived in Brantford for the past 50 years.  He was an accountant by profession and was employed at the Malleable Foundry and the Waterous Engine Co., retiring in 1947.  An officer of the 125th Battalion, he served overseas for three years during the First World War. Prominent in Masonic work here, Mr. Seago was a past master of Reba Lodge, a past principle of Mount Horeb Chapter, and a past preceptor of Ode St. Amand Preceptory. He was a member of Mocha Temple, London, and a life member and past president of the Brant Shrine Club. He was a member of Grace Anglican Church. Surviving is a sister, Miss Ellen F. and a brother, William G., both of Brantford.  Mr. Seago is resting at the Beckett Funeral Home for service Monday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.