Alexander Samson

Alexander Samson
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: S/16730
Place of Birth: Barony
Date of Death: 08/03/1916
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 21
Cameron Highlanders (7th Bn.)
Loos British Cemetery
Additional information: 
Son of Robert and Mary Samson, 5 Millcroft Rows, Rutherglen.

Soldier’s Effects information: Father Robert Samson.
1901 census information:
Address: 5 Millcroft Row, Rutherglen.
Father: Robert (34) pastry baker, born about 1867 in Rutherglen.
Mother: Mary (32) born about 1869 in Glasgow.
Self: Alexander (6) born about 1895 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Mary (4) born about 1897 in Rutherglen.
Brother: Robert (2) born about 1899 in Rutherglen.
1911 census information:
The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises Robert 46, Christina 46, Alexander 16, Mary 14 and Robert 12.

Evening Times 11/4/1916

Newspaper transcript – Mr and Mrs Robert Samson, 5 Millcroft Rows, Rutherglen Road, Glasgow, S.S., have received official notification that their son, Lance Corporal Alexander Samson, Cameron Highlanders, was killed in action. He enlisted on January 11, 1915, and was 21 years of age. Prior to enlisting he was employed as a miner at No. 6 Pit, Govan Colliery (Messrs Wm. Dixon, Ltd.).