|Place of birth||Leyton, Essex, England|
|Other Names||Arthur Albert|
|School||Harrow Green School, Leyton, Essex, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||20|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||26.7|
|Next of kin||Father, William Sames, 51 Forest Lane, Forest Gate, London, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Rosehill, New South Wales|
|Unit name||3rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/20/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 21), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Agnes SAMES, 'Holtonville', Green Lanes, Walton-on-the-Naze, England. Native of Leyton, London, England|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Admitted to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 22 June 1915 (debility).
Admitted to 24th Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 28 June 1915 (gun shot wound, leg); discharged to unit, 4 July 1915; rejoined 3rd Bn, Anzac, 5 July 1915.
Reported missing, 7-12 August 1915.
Confirmed killed in action, 7-12 August 1915.
Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Buried at Lone Pine.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Service number incorrectly listed on Embarkation Roll as 1182.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SAMES Arthur Albert|