CEF Soldier Detail

Sergeant Oscar Samson
Died: March 16, 1951

Regimental Number:
258532
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Railway Troops
Battalion:
Depot Battalion, CRT
Company:
Place of Birth:
Christiana
Country:
Norway
Next of Kin:
Oscar P. Samson; son; Cluny, Alberta
Address at Enlistment:
Cluny, Alberta
Date of Birth:
November 21, 1870
Trade or Calling:
Farmer / Railroad Construction
Marital Status:
Widow(er)
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Gleichen, Alberta
Date of Enlistment:
June 19, 1916
Age at enlistment:
45
Height:
5 Feet 7 Inches
Chest:
40 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Methodist
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
March 16, 1951
Age at Death:
80
Buried at:
Gleichen, Alberta
Plot:
P;ot 4, Lot 5
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 8626 - 57
Research Notes

Cluny, Alberta  Sgt Samson died in the Col. Belcher Hospital In Calgary, Alberta. Cause. Hypostalia Pneumonia. etc.

Information updated by S V Pearson, Stettler, Alberta, June 21, 2016.

Source: Veterans Death Card # 499 

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Sergeant Canadian Railway Troops Depot Battalion, CRT
Private Canadian Infantry 211th Battalion

Prior military - 64 days service in Norway

Samson originally enlisted in an American Legion C.E.F. unit.

Awards and Decorations
Military Medal
TypeDateDescription
Newspaper Extract 11/14/1917 Heroism of Sgt. Oscar Samson, Canadian Railway Troops