Company Sergeant-Major Peter Samson

Regimental Number:
267
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
British Army
Regiment:
Newfoundland Infantry
Battalion:
1st Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Company:
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Prior Military Experience:
No
Enlistment Date:
September 2, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
Enlisted at:
Address at Enlistment:
Fox Harbour, PB, Newfoundland
Civilian Occupation:
Fisherman
Saw Service in:
Europe
Date of Death:
September 13, 1942
Age at Death:
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Burial:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Date of Birth:
Next of Kin:
Place of Birth:
Newfoundland
Country of Birth:
Newfoundland
Prisoner of War:
No
Interned:
Married:
Single
Religion:
Unknown
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
Inches
Expansion:
Inches
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
   
NAC Reference:
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Company Sergeant-Major
Newfoundland Infantry
1st Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Awards and Decorations
Croix de Guerre (France), Distinguished Conduct Medal
Notes

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. 

Research Notes
Survivor at time of death - Mrs Jean Samson, Grand Falls Newfoundland, wife.