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Arthur Albert SAMES

Regimental number2182
Place of birthLeyton, Essex, England
Other NamesArthur Albert
SchoolHarrow Green School, Leyton, Essex, England
Other trainingElectrician
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.7
Height5' 8.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Sames, 51 Forest Lane, Forest Gate, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 October 1914
Place of enlistmentRosehill, New South Wales
Unit name3rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7-12 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe 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
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Agnes SAMES, 'Holtonville', Green Lanes, Walton-on-the-Naze, England. Native of Leyton, London, England
Other details

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 detailsService number incorrectly listed on Embarkation Roll as 1182.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SAMES Arthur Albert

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