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Cedric Murray SAMSON

Date of birth22 July 1891
Place of birthGrafton New South Wales
Other NamesSAMPSON
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Cape, Kent & Gaden, 91A Pitt & Hunter Streets, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs A M Samson, c/- Cape, Kent & Gaden, 91A Pitt & Hunter Streets, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceS U Scouts
Enlistment date13 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Medical Officer)
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corp


Unit: No 9 Field Ambulance
Promotion date: 1 December 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Bar to Military Cross

'On the morning of 22nd August 1918, north of Chipilly, on the Bray-Corbie road, he took a car along to the R.A.P. in spite of heavy shelling and gas. He superintended the line of evacuation continually, taking fresh squads up to the R.A.P. through heavy fire. Again on 31st August, he dressed a wounded medical officer and his orderly in the open, being wounded while doing so. During the period 20th-31st August 1918, his fearless energy and devotion to duty were responsible for the rapid evacuation of so many wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Bar to Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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