SAMS, Lindsay Herbert
(Service number 24/1185)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Lance-corporal|
|Date||12 January 1888||Place of Birth||Linnburn, Invermay, Tasmania, Australia|
|Address at Enlistment||Claremont, New Zealand|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs F. R. SAMS (mother), Wynyard, Tasmania, Australia|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||D Company|
|Date||9 October 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Hospital report September 1917 - not severe case.
|Date||6 March 1965||Age||77 yrs|
|Place of Death||New South Wales, Australia|
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|New Zealand Memorials||Launceston Holy Trinity anglican Church Roll of Honour (& 3 brothers).|
Son of Herbert Albert SAMS (Marine Captain) & Frances Ethel Ross nee LAMB. Three brothers also served in WWI in the Australian Forces - George Gardner SAMS who died of wounds in 1916 in France, Norman Keate SAMS & Colin Ross SAMS. He was a cousin of William Montague Home, Frank Douglas Home & Herbert William Home SAMS, of Balmoral, Fairlie, who also served. It appears that Lindsay was a shepherd at his uncle's place in New Zealand prior to his enlistment in NZ. Returned to Auckland on 31 January 1918.
Cenotaph Database [06 March 2014]; Timaru Herald, 15 March 1915, 26 May 1916, 31 May 1915, Evening Post, 19 September 1917, 31 January 1918 (Papers Past) [28 February 2014; 06 March 2014]; First World War Embarkation Rolls (www.awm.gov.au) [06 March 2014]; Tasmania Birth Indexes, Family Tree (ancestry.com.au) [06 March 2014]; NSW BDM Indexes [06 March 2014]; State Records NSW (search.records.nsw.gov.au) [06 March 2014]; Australia Cemetery Index - Inscriptions of Tasmania (interactive.ancestry.com.au) [06 March 2014]
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