Hugh Samson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 9th August 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 20006
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 08/07/1881
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 21 Charles Street, Dundee.
  • Occupation: Steward, DP&L Shipping Company, Dundee.
  • Mother:

    Jane Morris

  • Father:

    Hugh Samson

  • Siblings:

    George, Alexander Morris, Verona Gow, Elizabeth Ramsay, Williamina Whyte, Marjory Lindsay, Jane, William Mustard, David R., Thomas O.W.

  • Spouse:

    Margaret Ann Sinclair (formerly Samson), 21 Charles St, Dundee

  • Children:

    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


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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