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VC600   George McKenzie Samson

BORN   7 January 1889

DIED   23 February 1923   AGE   34

VC Won    25 April 1915   AGE   26

Place VC Won   V Beach, Seddul Bahr, Gallipoli, Turkey

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   George McKenzie Samson   No.   O.N. 2408A   

VC Issue No.   600   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Naval Reserve



Rank VC Won   Seaman

Rank End Of Career   Petty Officer

Place Of Birth   Carnoustie, Fife, Scotland

Place Of Death   Bermuda

Buried/Location Ashes   St George's Methodist Cemetery, Burmuda


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Military Section

Gazetted   16 August 1915

VC Presented   5 October 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, St George's Methodist Cemetery, Burmuda

P  Samson Close, Rowner, Gosport, Hampshire     

P  Samson Place, Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland

P  Memorial plaque, on war memorial, Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Golf Pro Centre, Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland

By The Way…

It was while serving in the merchant navy after the war, that he died of pneumonia, and was taken ashore and buried in Bermuda

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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The First World War

VC Ephemera

Thank you to Martin Jones for photo of George Samson’s grave in Bermuda

Thank you to Barrie Board for photos of the Carnoustie War Memorial