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Nottingham
He was the son of Thomas a lace manufacturer and Mary Sampson and the brother of Ethel Mary Sampson. In 1901 they lived at 70 High Bank House Park Road New Lenton Nottingham. Ethel Sampson still lived at this address with two servants in 1911.
20 Nov 1917
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239820 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
5th Bn King's Shropshire Light Infantry
He enlisted in the ranks and served as a private (714772). He arrived in France 22/5/1915 and was commissioned 17/9/1915. (Medal Roll). He is buried in Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plonich, Nord, France
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged), 29 November 1917: 'Sampson. Killed in action November 20th, Second Lieutenant Tom Burton Sampson, King's Shropshire Light Infantry, only son of the late Thomas Sampson, High Bank House, Lenton Road.'
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich .  Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Tom Burton Sampson - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich . Courtesy of Murray Biddle