|Born||7 January 1889
Carnoustie, Forfarshire, Scotland
|Died||28 February 1923
Aboard the SS Strombus
|Buried at||Methodist Cemetery, St. George's, Bermuda|
SS River Clyde
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Medaille Militaire (France)
|Other work||Merchant seaman|
George McKenzie Samson VC (7 January 1889 – 28 February 1923) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
On 25 April 1915 during the landing at V Beach, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey, Seaman Samson, with three other men (George Leslie Drewry, Wilfred St. Aubyn Malleson, and William Charles Williams) was assisting the commander (Edward Unwin) of their ship HMS River Clyde, at the work of securing the lighters. He worked all day under very heavy fire, attending wounded and getting out lines. He was eventually dangerously wounded by Maxim fire.
He later achieved the rank of petty officer and rejoined the Merchant Navy after the war, ultimately dying of pneumonia. He is buried in the St. George's Military Cemetery off Secretary Lane in St George's Bermuda. His VC is in the Lord Ashcroft Gallery in the Imperial War Museum in London.
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- Scotland's Forgotten Valour (Graham Ross, 1995)
- VCs of the First World War - Gallipoli (Stephen Snelling, 1995)
- VCs of the First World War - The Naval VCs (Stephen Snelling, 2002)