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Frederick SAMPSON

Regimental number213
Place of birthLaura, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Sampson and Close, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 4"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Mabel Lucy Sampson, c/o Sampson and Close, Port Pirie, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year 110 days in the 5th Imperial Bushmen's Contingent, South Africa; Light Horse and Mounted Rifles 'about 14 years'; 2nd Bn, South Australian Infantry Regiment, 2.5 years.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSquadron Quartermaster Sergaent
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 22 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 11 April 1916
Discharge date27 June 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2152/2261 Lance Corporal Harry Percy SAMPSON, 37th Bn, killed in action, 27 February 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Egypt to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Gallipoli, 20 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Joined Western Frontier Force, 29 December 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Welsh Field Ambulance, Beni Salama, 13 January 1916 (morbis cardia), and transferred to 1st Welsh Field Ambulance. Admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh (heart disease); transferred to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 20 January 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Runic' for discharge, 11 April 1916; discharged (medically unfit), 27 June 1916.

Total war service: 1 year 314 days (of which 1 year 258 days was abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 November 1942
Place of burialPort Pirie Cemetery

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