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William Harold SAMPSON

Regimental number37737
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolLaunceston High School, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBank clerk
AddressHobart Savings Bank, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Caroline Eliza Sampson, 24 Lyttleton Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets at Launceston High School.
Enlistment date10 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 30
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of disease 14 April 1918
Place of death or woundingDied Military Hospital Sutton Veney
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialSutton Veny (St John) Churchyard, (Plot 330A, Row D, Grave No. 21), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
22
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Richard and Caroline Eliza Sampson of 94 Arthur Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsCousin of Major Burford Sampson 15th Battalion who served at Gallipoli, also in France, received DSO.

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