James William SAMPSON

SAMPSON, James William

Service Number: 1255
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 33rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Nottingham, England, 1893
Home Town: Gunnedah, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Cook
Died: Killed in Action, Ploegsteert, Belgium, 7 June 1917
Cemetery: Toronto Avenue Cemetery, Ploegsteert Wood Belgium
Grave A. 16., Toronto Avenue Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Wallonie, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 May 1916: Involvement Private, 1255, 33rd Infantry Battalion
4 May 1916: Embarked Private, 1255, 33rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Age on arrival in Australia 20

James enlisted in Australia on 20th January 1916. He was then 22 years of age and a cook.

He embarked from Sydney on board the HMAT Marathon on 4th May 1916. He served with “D” Company, 33rd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, and he was killed in action in Belgium.

He is also remembered on the:-

Nottingham - St Mary War Memorial
Nottingham - St Mary (Roll of Honour) War Memorial

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Dec 1893   Sampson James William Nottingham 7b 382.

Father-J Sampson, Pinder Street, Nottingham, England.

He is remembered on the Long Eaton Roll of Honour as a Signaller-Australian Infantry.