William Montgomery Samson

William Montgomery Samson
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: S/4076
Place of Birth: Rutherglen
Date of Death: 10/12/1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (11th Bn.)
Quarry Cemetery, Vermelles

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of John Samson, 9 India Street, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information:
 Mother Margaret Samson.
1901 census information:
Address: 7 Crawford Place, Rutherglen.
Father: John (39) coal miner hewer, born about 1862 in Rutherglen.
Mother: Margaret (36) born about 1865 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Jane (14) factory message girl, born about 1887 in Rutherglen.
Brother: John (12) born about 1889 in Rutherglen.
Brother: Colin (10) born about 1891 in Rutherglen.
Brother: William (8) born about 1893 in Rutherglen.
Brother: Hamilton (5) born about 1896 in Rutherglen.
Self: Matthew (2) born about 1899 in Rutherglen.

Evening Times 28/12/1915

Newspaper transcript – Intelligence has been received of the death of Lance Corpora Wm. Montgomery Samson, who resided with his parents in Rutherglen. He was killed in action while serving with the 11th Highland (Sutherland) Infantry. He was employed at the Clydesdale Tube Works before joining the Army. Two brothers, Sergeant C. M. Samson and Private Hamilton Samson, are also in the Army fighting at the front. 

Brother of Matthew Samson