Sampson Katz

Lieutenant Sampson Goldstone Katz was an English officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1896, at Chorlton, the eldest son of German-born Oscar, an importer of watches, and Annie Katz (née Goldstone), of Manchester. The younger Katz studied at the City of London School and Lausanne, Switzerland, where he was resident on the outbreak of the war. Katz, who became a junior director in the clockmakers Abel & Katz, returned soon afterwards and entered the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps.[1]

Katz first went to the Western Front soon after being commissioned, in mid-1915, into the 7th (Service) Battalion, The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). He was twice-wounded, in early 1916 and in May 1917, from which he consequently developed trench fever. The condition, which his obituary noted he never fully recovered from, necessitated his return to Britain, on attachment to the Ministry of Munitions. While in England, there was a recurrence of his fever, followed by pneumonia. He succumbed to the infection on 19 July 1918.[1]

He is buried in Willesden Jewish Cemetery.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Times (41854), Col B, p. 11: "Fallen Officers". 29 July 1918.


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