SAMS , William Montague Home
(Service number 4/1998)
|First Rank||Lance Corporal||Last Rank|
|Date||17 August 1881||Place of Birth||Eweburn Station, Central Otago|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||W. D. SAMS (father), Balmoral, South Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||10th Reinforcements New Zealand Engineers|
|Date||4 March 1916|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
October 1918 still seriously ill in hospital, but progressing favourably.
|Date||4 February 1965||Age||83 yrs|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 5 February 1965|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Pleasant Point Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 20, Plot 40|
|New Zealand Memorials||St Stephen's Anglican Church, Fairlie, Roll of Honour (On Active Service)|
Eldest son of William Thomas & Annie Maria (nee HOME)SAMS, of Balmoral, Fairlie. Brothers Frank Douglas Home SAMS & Herbert William Home SAMS also served in WWI. Educated at Lower Shotover & George Street Dunedin schools, then in Timaru. In March 1915 Montie registered as a recruit for service with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in Europe. Returned home by the Maunganui in June 1919. [See BIO.]
Cenotaph Database [28 February 2014]; Press, 6 December 1910, 27 July 1912, 31 July 1912, Ashburton Guardian, 30 July 1912, 1 August 1912, Evening Post, 31 March 1915, 3 March 1916, Timaru Herald, 4 October 1918 [S. W. Sams], 18 June 1919, Maoriland Worker (Papers Past) [28 February 2014, 05 March 2014]; TDC headstone image (Pleasant Point Cemetery) [28 February 2014]; Timaru Herald, 5 February 1965 (Timaru District Library) [28 February 2014].
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