CEF Award Detail

Company Sergeant-Major Peter Samson

Croix de Guerre (France)

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Newfoundland Infantry
1st Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Enlistment Date:
September 2, 1914
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Date of Death:
September 13, 1942
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Croix de Guerre (French)
London Gazette, May 1st 1917.
Battalion Daily Orders, February 10th 1917.

Distinguished Conduct Medal
London Gazette, 11th December 1916.
Action Date, 12th October 1916 - Gueudecourt.
For conspicuous gallantry in action. He attacked a hostile machine gun, killed three of the team with a bomb, and bayoneted the remaining six and captured the gun. He was wounded. 

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