CEF Soldier Detail

Company Sergeant-Major Peter Samson
Died: September 13, 1942

Regimental Number:
267
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
British Army
Regiment:
Newfoundland Infantry
Battalion:
1st Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Company:
Place of Birth:
Newfoundland
Country:
Newfoundland
Next of Kin:
Address at Enlistment:
Fox Harbour, PB, Newfoundland
Date of Birth:
Trade or Calling:
Fisherman
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Date of Enlistment:
September 2, 1914
Age at enlistment:
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Unknown
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
September 13, 1942
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Research Notes
Survivor at time of death - Mrs Jean Samson, Grand Falls Newfoundland, wife.
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Company Sergeant-Major Newfoundland Infantry 1st Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Images
Peter Samson

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. 

Awards and Decorations
Croix de Guerre (France)
Distinguished Conduct Medal