Families Record (picture)

October 1946

Mexborough and Swinton Times October 26 this 1946

Families Record


The Sampson family, of 32 Burcroft Hill, have every reason to be proud of their War records.

No fewer than six members served in various branches of the Forces this, and Mr and Mrs Leonard Sampson made take justifiable pride in the service of their sons, sons-in-law, daughter and daughter-in-law.

The eldest son, Mr Kenneth Sampson, served for eight months in the Corps of Military Police as a Lance Corporal before he was recalled under essential works relief to civilian occupation at the Cliff Companies Butterbusk works.

Mr Leonard Sampson, served 5 ½ years in the Royal Artillery, two years of which was in India and Burma, and his wife Mrs May Sampson, serves three and half years as in ATF driver after civil defence work at Sidcup (Kent).

The youngest son, Lance Corporal Geoffrey Sampson, Royal Engineers, is now, at the age of 23, stationed in Singapore.

The daughter, Mrs Grace Fowler, formerly ATS Lance Corporal, served for 5 ½ years, and her husband Mr Jack Fowler, held a similar rank in the East Yorkshire’s, with whom he was for five years

Finally the family’s sole Air Force representative, son-in-law Stanislaus Babirecki, Polish Air Force, stationed at Newton, near Nottingham’s.

L/Bdr Sampson was attached to the fifth Indian division and he took part in the Imphal action in Burma, in which for a time he and his companions were cut off from their supplies and everything had to be dropped by air. With one brigade he was engaged in an action at the rear of the Japanese lives, travelling by night, sometimes as much as 16 miles in a night’s.