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696   Corporal Samuel Williamson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 18/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 4th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Died: 08/05/1917 (Died of Illness)
Age: 42
Samuel Williamson was a son of William and Annie Williamson. Samuel was born in Killyman, Dungannon, about 1875. Private Samuel Williamson served for 20 years in the British Army before he took his discharge and emigrated to Australia prior to the war. Corporal Samuel Williamson was wounded at the Dardanelles at Gallipoli in Turkey. Corporal Samuel Williamson died of illness on 8th May 1917. 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 Photo of Samuel Williamson's headstone
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Samuel Williamson's headstone can be purchased here.
7 Wiltshire OPC Comprehensive biography of Samuel Williamson (see pdf)
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