SAMPSON, William

Service Number: 714
Enlisted: 27 September 1914, Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, 29 December 1890
Home Town: Northam, Northam, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 2 May 1915, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Quinn's Post Cemetery, ANZAC
Row D, Grave 5 Headstone inscription reads: Silent thoughts a secret tear keep you memory ever dear, Quinn's Post Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kulin Roll of Honour, Northam Fallen, Wickepin District Roll of Honour WWI, Wickepin Fallen Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 714, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, 714, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), ANZAC / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, 714, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of W and Mrs Sampson of Oxford Street, Leederville, WA. Next of kin given as his sister Vera Iverson of 222 Pier Street, Perth, WA; also brother of Mabel Ladhams of Crackline, WA

In January 1921 Mabel wrote to Base records stating that the family had not had any connection with their father for about 20 years and that their mother had disappeared 12 years ago. The existance of William'e ex-nuptial was a surprise to the family but they were happy for him to received his father's medal

Father of ex-nuptial son Allan Cecil Coyle of 179 Alexander Road, Beaconsfield, WA. Allan was born on 24 April 1915. Mother of child was Elsie Coyle

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal issued to Elsie Coyle for the son, Allan Cecil Coyle