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Peter Branwell SAMPSON

Regimental number579
Date of birth18 September 1891
Place of birthMoonta, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDraper
AddressMoonta Mines, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Sampson, Moonta Mines, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, C 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 RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date25 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Adelaide, 9 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 20 July 1916; proceeded to England.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 31 July 1917 (gun shot wound, thigh); admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux. Transferred to England, 8 August 1917, and admitted to 2/1st Southern General Hospital, Dudley Road. Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 17 October 1917; discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 20 December 1917; disembarked, 12 February 1918; discharged (medically unfit: not due to misconduct), 25 March 1918.

Total war service: 2 years 60 days (of which 1 year 249 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 March 1971
Age at death79
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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