This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 83977
- Rank: Driver
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 3 Watt Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Mr Leighton, Publican, Seagate, Dundee
Mary Fyfe Samson, 3 Watt St, Dundee
David Samson, 3 Watt St, Dundee
2 Brothers (names unknown)
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
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