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Walter Paul Sampson

In memory of:

Lieutenant Walter Paul Sampson

March 5, 1945

Military Service


Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's)

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, France-Germany Star, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp

Additional Information


Born:

April 9, 1912
Gananoque, Ontario

Son of Walter Treviskey Sampson and Pauline Sampson, brother of Gay of Gananoque, Ontario. B.A. (McGill).

Commemorated on Page 561 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IV. F. 4.

Location:

Groesbeek is located 10 km south east of the town of Nijmegen and close to the German frontier. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is 3 km north of the village and 1500 metres east of the main road to Nijmegen. On leaving the A73 motorway at the junction Overasselt Mook Groesbeek follow directions to Mook. Follow direction signs towards Mook War cemetery. After passing Mook War cemetery continue to the village of Groesbeek to a set of traffic lights. Turn left at the lights onto Dorpstraat passing through Groesbeek. The road name then changes to Molenweg. A Commonwealth War Graves Commission direction sign indicates the right hand turning from Molenweg onto the Zeven Heuvelenweg. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is located on the right hand side, about 1 km after entering this road. On the Memorial in the Canadian War Cemetery at Groesbeek are inscribed the following words:
Pro amicis mortui amicis vivimus, We live in the hearts of friends for whom we died.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Gananoque Remembers– Gananoque, Ontario is a small town situated on the St. Lawrence River in the heart of 1,000 Islands.  It is one of hundreds of communities throughout Canada with war memorials which commemorate more than 110,000 men and women who lost their lives during both world wars. Over a  thousand citizens from Gananoque and surounding areas served in the navy, army, or air force: 83 lost their lives in parts of Canada, and in the battlefields of Europe.  Among the dead of Gananoque include a 15 year old solider, a father of ten, four sets of brothers and a Victoria Cross winner. 

Today the town cenotaph lists the names of those who died and  few citizens are aware of their family backgrounds or their circumstances of their deaths. Geraldine Chase of Gannaoque and Bill Beswetherick of Kingston believed it was necessary to collect this information and perpetuate their sacrifices. 					

Gananoque Remembers book is a tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom.
  • Memorial Page– W. Paul Sampson is honoured on page 153 of the Gananoque Remembers booklet, published on January 31, 2005.
  • Group photo– McGill Boxing Club
W. Paul Sampson in front row, second from right.
  • Photo of Walter Sampson– W. Paul Sampson, McGill University.
  • Memorial– Family memorial Gananoque Cemetery.
Photo courtesy of Chris Andrew.
  • Grave marker– Photo used with permission of Frans van Cappellen, Putten,The Netherlands
  • Photo of Walter Paul Sampson– Lieutenant Walter Paul Sampson courtesy McGill University archives

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