Alex Samson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 58909
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards: Distinguished Conduct Medal
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
  • Unit/Ship: 142nd Field Ambulance
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 40
  • Date of Death: 15/11/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Bertrancourt Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Plot 1, Row J, Grave 19.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Forfar
  • Address: 3 Annfield St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Thomson, Shepherd & Co Ltd, Seafield Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Helen Samson

  • Father:

    Charles Samson

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Isabella Samson, 3 Annfield St, Dundee

  • Children:

    1 Son & Isabella, born 21.10.1912

More about Alex Samson

Private Alexander Samson was the son of Helen and Charles Samson,  of ‘Braehead’, Forfar.

Alexander Samson   58909   Royal Army Medical Corps


Private Alexander Samson, R.A.M.C., a Dundee D.C.M., has been killed in action.

The deceased soldier, whose widow resides at 3 Annfield Street, Dundee, was 40 years of age.  He was an old Volunteer, and at the commencement of the war was in the Territorials.  Private Samson was at first attached to the Royal Field Artillery, but was later transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps.  He had been in France for seventeen months, and only last August was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous service.  Prior to the outbreak of war Private Samson was employed by Messrs Thomson, Shepherd, & Co., Ltd., Seafield Works, Dundee.  His only son is at present serving with the Royal Engineers at the front.

Dundee Courier 23rd November 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Jim Flood. Further addition information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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