Ernest Samson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 83977
  • Rank: Driver
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 20th Division Ammunition Column
  • Place of Death: Bulgium
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 18.03.1916
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: V.C.17.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 3 Watt Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mr Leighton, Publican, Seagate, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Fyfe Samson, 3 Watt St, Dundee

  • Father:

    David Samson, 3 Watt St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    2 Brothers (names unknown)

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Ernest Samson

The original Dundee Roll of Honour had Ernest listed as Sampson, but both C.W.G.C. & S.D.G.W. database has his surname recorded as Samson. He was the son of Mr & Mrs David Samson.

Ernest Samson   83977   Royal Field Artillery

Artilleryman Dies of Wounds.

The news has been conveyed to Mr and Mrs David Samson, 3 Watt Street, that their son, Driver Ernest Samson, Royal Field Artillery, died of wounds on 18th March.  Deceased who was only 19 years of age, enlisted after the outbreak of war, prior to which he was engaged with Mr Leighton, publican, Seagate.  Two brothers of the deceased are also serving with the colours.

Dundee People’s Journal 1st April 1916

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

Can you tell us more about Ernest Samson'? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...

THANK YOU for your interest in helping the Great War Dundee project. Please complete the short form below and a curator will contact you in the next few days.

    I am writing to: