Sampson, Victor Horatio Buller (Major, b.? - d.1916)

Accession Number 1DRL/0563
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Papers
Maker Sampson, Victor Horatio Buller
Place made Australia
Date made 1927
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/72
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Collection relating to Major Victor Horatio Buller Sampson, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF) and 53 Battalion, AIF, 1914-1916, German New Guinea, at sea, Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front. Collection consists of one letter written by Major Sampson to his parents in August 1915; a handwritten copy of an address, in Pidgin English, which Major Sampson delivered to the indigenous peoples of New Ireland (New Guinea).

History / Summary

Biographical note: Major Victor Horatio Buller Sampson, 53 Battalion (late 19 Battalion), AIF, and formerly of the AN&MEF (New Guinea), who was killed in action on 19 July 1916 in the Battle of Fromelles. Other biographical details concerning him are: clerk in the AMP Society; of Sydney; born Upper Manilla, NSW; educated at a public school and afterwards at Tamworth Grammar School; age at time of death, 28.