George McKenzie Samson VC

Name: George McKenzie Samson

Conflict: First World War

Gazetted: August 16, 1915

Service: Royal Naval Reserve

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George McKenzie Samson VC
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Place/date of birth: Carnoustie, Angus/January 7, 1889

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Seaman (later Petty Officer)

Date of bravery: April 25, 1915

London Gazette citation:

Seaman R.N.R. George McKenzie Samson, O.N. 2408A.

Worked on a lighter all day under fire [on board HMS River Clyde at Gallipoli], attending wounded and getting out lines; he was eventually dangerously wounded by maxim fire. …

The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the grant of the Victoria Cross to the undermentioned Officers and men for the conspicuous acts, of bravery mentioned in the foregoing despatch:—

Seaman R.N.R. George McKenzie Samson, O.N. 2408A.

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death: Bermuda/February 28, 1923

Grave/memorials: St Georges Military Cemetery, Tucker’s Town, Bermuda

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased at auction, Dix Noonan Webb, London, 2007

Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum