Petty Officer George McKenzie Samson VC

Petty Officer George Samson was the recipient of a superb Gallipoli campaign VC, unusual because it was the first such medal awarded to a rating of the Royal Naval Reserve as well as being one of six earned during the landing at ‘V’ Beach, Cape Helles, Turkey in April 1915. I purchased the Samson VC at a Dix Noonan Webb auction in 2007 and remain proud to be the custodian of this courageous man’s gallantry and service medals. 

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