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Reginald William SAMPSON

Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBookkeeper
Address62 Norton Street Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, H Sampson, 62 Norton Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name1st Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a patrol over open country in the face of heavy fire, and succeeded in gaining possession of a village. He set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a patrol of four to reconnoitre a farm which was to be raided later. While doing so his party discovered an enemy post, which they rushed, killing two and capturing seven of the enemy, and then returned. Later, when ordered to take the farm, he led his men brilliantly, working up on the flank and rushing and occupying the farm. He then successfully dealt with three machine gun posts on his right, himself leading a party against one and capturing five of the enemy and a gun.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross and Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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