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George Gardiner SAMS

Regimental number2044
Date of birth20 August 1886
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolLaunceston Grammar School and Ballarat School of Mines
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMining engineer
AddressWynyard NW Coast, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Captain H Sams, Wynyard NW Coast, Tasmania
Enlistment date7 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 6 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Left Sydney for Egypt from there went to Gallipoli and then to France". Details from Herbert Sams (Father).
FateDied of wounds 3 September 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death29
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row B, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
24
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Herbert and Frances SAMS. Native of Launceston, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsThree brothers on active service.

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