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AaradhyaMishra commented on Daniel Maurice's blog post Mystery of Arthur Sams of Forbes
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Feb 6, 2018
Jacinthe commented on Daniel Maurice's blog post Mystery of Arthur Sams of Forbes
"The AIF project site is offline at the moment, but they have a column of soldiers with the known alias. It is not uncommon for many people to enlist in different names for various reasons. 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1"
Jul 13, 2017
amanda louise dell commented on Daniel Maurice's blog post Mystery of Arthur Sams of Forbes
"Hi Daniel contact me any time.  I probably don't have much info pop died when I was small but may be able to point you in the right direction.  His daughter my mum and his son both died young so I missed a lot of this.  I got…"
Feb 1, 2014
Daniel Maurice commented on Daniel Maurice's blog post Mystery of Arthur Sams of Forbes
"Mandy Thank you so much for your post.  I would be very grateful for any and all information you might have about Arthur Sams or his parents (your great-grandparents), Harry Sams and Martha Conway of Forbes. I would love to have the chance to…"
Jan 27, 2014
amanda louise dell commented on Daniel Maurice's blog post Mystery of Arthur Sams of Forbes
"Hi Daniel My grandfather was Herbert Cecil Sams there are still a couple of people alive who may know the answer to this I have contacted them and will leave a comment when I hear back from them. Mandy"
Jan 26, 2014
Daniel Maurice commented on Daniel Maurice's blog post Mystery of Arthur Sams of Forbes
"Dulcie, thanks for your comment.  It confirms Debra's point that it was by no means unusual for men to sign up for the AIF using "fake" names for whatever reason.  It does however make finding their records later a real…"
May 8, 2013
DULCIE HODDER commented on Daniel Maurice's blog post Mystery of Arthur Sams of Forbes
"Hi Daniel, My G/father enlisted under anoyher name & served at the Somme. He went through life as an older man with it & even gave the name to 2 sons. He also had no record of enlistment at first, but then I did manage to find his service…"
Apr 30, 2013
Daniel Maurice commented on Daniel Maurice's blog post Mystery of Arthur Sams of Forbes
"Many thanks Debra.  You have been very helpful to get me so far in solving this family mystery.  Daniel"
Apr 3, 2013
Debra commented on Daniel Maurice's blog post Mystery of Arthur Sams of Forbes
"Hi Daniel, I actually haven't seen a record before that didn't have a reason for discharge or at least say "not dishonourable".  His vital stats seem to conform to the requirements of the time (age, height, chest measurement…"
Apr 3, 2013
Daniel Maurice commented on Daniel Maurice's blog post Mystery of Arthur Sams of Forbes
"Debra Thanks so much --- Arthur Sams and "Arthur Henry Sands" are definitely the same person! Do you have any idea why the Sams file (barcode 8076184) concerning his original enlistment contains no reasons for his discharge,…"
Apr 3, 2013
Debra commented on Daniel Maurice's blog post Mystery of Arthur Sams of Forbes
"Hi Daniel, This record seems to be for your Arthur, unless there was a Martha Sams and a Martha Sands both living in Farrand St, Forbes! SANDS Arthur Henry : Service Number - 2662 : Place of Birth - Sydney NSW : Place of Enlistment - Liverpool NSW :…"
Apr 3, 2013
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Mystery of Arthur Sams of Forbes

I am trying to unravel the mystery of the war service of my wife's grandfather, Arthur Sams during World War One.Arthur enlisted at Liverpool on 30 November 1914 (listing his mother, Martha, as N.O.K.).  His Attestation Paper is available online (barcode 8076184).  However it also records that Arthur was discharged  just two months later, on 22 January 1915.  No reason for the discharge is given.  His file contains no other information and no other records relating to Arthur are listed in the…See More
Apr 1, 2013

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Mystery of Arthur Sams of Forbes

I am trying to unravel the mystery of the war service of my wife's grandfather, Arthur Sams during World War One.

Arthur enlisted at Liverpool on 30 November 1914 (listing his mother, Martha, as N.O.K.).  His Attestation Paper is available online (barcode 8076184).  However it also records that Arthur was discharged  just two months later, on 22 January 1915.  No reason for the discharge is given.  His file contains no other information and no other records relating to Arthur are…

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