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Born: 1897, Bradford
Died: 11 May 1917
Buried: London Cemetery, Neaville-Vitasse
Address: 13 Fagley Place, Fagley
Parents: Henry Frederick & Florence Louisa, nee Outhwaite
Siblings: Grace
Occupation: Bradford Conditioning House
Organisations/clubs: Boy Scouts, YMCA, St Luke’s choir
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Eccleshill, Park & St Luke’s
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Frederick Sampson
Frederick Sampson was born in 1897 in Bradford the son of Henry Frederick and Florence Louisa, nee Outhwaite. By 1901 the family, now with two children, were living at 11 Sherwood Place and Henry was working as a wool merchant on his own account. Henry died in 1909 aged 38 years and Florence’s mother, Mary Jane Outhwaite, came to live with the family at 13 Fagley Place. Frederick was educated at Hanson Boys Secondary School and on
leaving he obtained employment at the Bradford Conditioning House. From boyhood he was a member of the choir and Sunday School at St Luke’s Church, Eccleshill. He was also connected with the YMCA scouts and became the assistant scout master at Idle. Frederick enlisted on the 23rd of August 1915 as Private 63878 in the 23rd Field Ambulance of the Royal Army Medical Corp. He was attached to the 7th Division which fought in the Arras Offensive and during the Battle of Bullecourt
3rd to the 17th of May 1917. He died on the 11th of May from the wounds he had received whilst attending to the wounded in the fighting line. At the time he was acting as a despatch bearer to the medical officer. He was 20 years of age. Frederick is buried in the London Cemetery at Neaville-Vitasse. He left his effects to his mother Florence who received £5.9.2d on the 19th of September 1917 and a War Gratuity of £7.10.0d on the 10th of December 1919.
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. Researched and written by Jean Britteon, to whom many thanks
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