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Gerard Alfred SAMPSON

Regimental number175
Place of birthStansbury, South Australia
SchoolEdithburgh Public School, South Australia
AddressEdithburg, Yp, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Henry Sampson, same address
Previous military serviceServed in the Compulsory Training Scheme.
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was a good clean living boy. (Father)
FateKilled in Action 25 August 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Surname spelt SAMPSON
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBronfay Farm Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave No. 51), Bray-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Annie SAMPSON, Edithburgh, York Peninsula, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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