He was a gunner in the RFA in the Boer War (from 1899 -1902) aged 19.
He emigrated to Canada on the Sicilian in 1906 and married Susan McMillan in Winnipeg in 1911.
He enlisted with the Canadian Forces in 1916 when he was a salesman in Senlac.
In 1916 he paid a return visit to Cumnock.
|Cumnock Chronicle 1916, added May 2018|
In the 1921 census he was a salesman living at 2437 Rock Bay Av, Victoria, British Columbia with his wife and 2 children
Lawrence Samson 38 b Scotland
Susan Samson 28 b Scotland
Mary Samson 8 b Manitoba
John Samson 7 b Saskatchewan
He died in Victoria on 22nd November 1942.
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