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Will Scott SAMWAYS

Regimental number1106
Place of birthWilton, Wiltshire, England
Other NamesSAMWAYS, William Scott
SchoolCounty Council School, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStation hand
AddressGreat Wishford near Salisbury Mills, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frank William Samways, Great Wishford near Salisbury Mills, England
Previous military serviceNil (living in Exempt Area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date7 April 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 September 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death21
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No 22), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
97
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Brother: Mr R.C. Samways, 'Carola', Bryncoch, Bryncethin, Bridgend, Glam., Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as SAMWAY.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SAMWAYS Will Scott

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