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696   Corporal Samuel Williamson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/01/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 4th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/02/1891
Died: 08/05/1917 (Died of Illness)
Age: 26
Samuel Williamson was a son of William and Annie Williamson. Samuel was born in Killyman, Dungannon, County Tyrone on 1st February 1891. Samuel served with the British Army, with the Royal Regiment of Artillery. Samuel Williamson then emigrated to Australia where he enlisted with the 4th Australian Infantry. Corporal Samuel Williamson was wounded at the Dardanelles at Gallipoli in Turkey. Corporal Samuel Williamson died of disease on 8th May 1917. He was 26 years old. He is buried in Durrington Cemetery, near Andover in Wiltshire, England.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Durrington Cemetery
  Andover, Wiltshire, 9
Grave Ref: Grave 243
CWGC Casualty 405475
Durrington Cemetery contains burials of both wars. The 204 First World War burials were mostly from nearby Larkhill Camp. Many of the graves are of Australian servicemen and there is a separate Australian memorial in the cemetery.
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1 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - Samuel Williamson
2 Australian Military Records 41 documents regarding Sam Williamson's Military Record
3 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - Samuel Williamson
4 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - Samuel Williamson
5 Australian War Memorial, Durrington Cemetery List's Samuel Williamson's on Memorial, Durrington Cemetery and photo
6 Photo of Samuel Williamson's headstone
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Samuel Williamson's headstone can be purchased here.
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