James Samson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 8072
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 30.01.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 4A & 4D

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 06.05.1881
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 6 Thorter Row, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Helen Reid Samson, 6 Thorter Row, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Samson

  • Siblings:

    Alexander Reid, Henry, Thomas & John

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Samson

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. He served as a Stoker in the Royal Navy from 1903 till 1913.

James Samson   8072    Kings Own Scottish Boarders

SAMSON___Killed in action, on the 30th January 1917, Private James Samson, K.O.S.B., eldest and dearly beloved son of the late James Samson, and of Mrs Samson, 6 Thorter Row, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 3rd March 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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