|Place of birth||Canning Town, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||43|
|Next of kin||Friend, Mrs C Anderson, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, England
Embarked Adelaide, 9 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 3 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria, 5 June 1916; disembarked England (date not recorded).
Taken on strength, 8th Training Bn, 27 August 1916.
Trnsferred to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 21 September 1916.
Tried by District Court Martial, Larkhill, 20 July 1917, of charge deserting His Majesty's Service in that he at No. 6 Camp, Perhams Downs, 7 November 1916, was absent without leave from 10th Bn from 7 November 1916 unil apprehended by the Civil power at Canning Town, 9 May 1917, when he was dressed in plain clothes; found Not Guilty of desertion, but Guilty of being absent without leave: awarded 6 months' detention, and forfeited a total of 439 days' pay.
Unexpired portion of the sentence - 83 days - to be remitted as from 28 October 1917.
On Command, Cookery School, Tidworth, 24 February 1918.
Marched in to No 1 Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 25 April 1918.
Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 25 June 1918 (influenza); discharged to Training Depot, 29 June 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918 (cardiac weakness); disembarked Melbourne, 11 October 1918, for onward travel by train to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 6 December 1918.Medal: British War Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||49|
|Place of burial||AIF Cemetery (Path 5, Grave 8 East), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BUSH William Sampson|