This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: 9th August 1915
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 20006
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusilisers
- Unit/Ship: 6th/7th Battalion
- Place of Death: Pas de Calais
- Age at Death: 36
- Date of Death: 15/10/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: VIII.A.9
- Date of Birth: 08/07/1881
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 21 Charles Street, Dundee.
- Occupation: Steward, DP&L Shipping Company, Dundee.
Margaret Ann Sinclair (formerly Samson), 21 Charles St, Dundee
James, born 13.07.1904, Hugh, born 13.08.1905, Eliza, born 15.03.1907, Daniel, born 26.03.1909, Joseph, born 17.11.1910 & Sarah, born 22.12.1913.
More about Hugh Samson
Hugh’s brother William served with the Highland Light Infantry and Royal Army Service Corps during the Great War and returned home safely, his brother David served with the Black Watch and Tank Corps and also returned home safely.
Private Samson was 35 when he died, he left behind a wife and six children. He is interred in Etaples Military Cemetery, his headstone reads:
“From Memories Page,
Time Cannot Blot,
Those Three Little Words,
Forget Him Not”
Hugh Samson 20006 Royal Scots Fusiliers
DUNDEE MAN DIES OF WOUNDS.
Mrs Hugh Samson, 21 Charles Street, Dundee, has received intimation that her husband, Private Hugh Samson, Royal Scots Fusiliers, has died of wounds.
He joined the colours in August of last year, and had only been two months at the front when he received the injuries from which he succumbed. Deceased was for a number of years a steward in the employ of the D., P., and L., Shipping Company, while he was also for some time on board the Alice Taylor. Private Samson, who was in his 36th year, leaves a wife and six children.
Dundee Courier 23rd October 1916
Hugh’s place of birth is recorded as Ayr on S.D.G.W.
Information kindly supplied by Fred Connor, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell and Irene Phillips
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