Samuel Gage was born in Southend in 1871 and lived with his family at 8 Elder Walk, Shoebury. His father, James Gage was a General Labourer. His mother is not listed on the census sheet.
Samuel married Alice Ada Bates in 1903 and they are listed in the 1911 census living with Maude Alice Bates, Stepdaughter.
Samuel Gage was listed as a Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer in 1911. In 1915 Samuel was a crew member of the HMS Stephen Furness as the ship's Chief Stoker.
Samuel died on the 25th May 1915 of illness.
He is buried at St Andrew's Church, South Shoebury.