|Unit||3rd Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Service||Australian Imperial Force|
|Conflict/Operation||First World War, 1914-1918|
|Conflict Eligibility Date||First World War, 1914-1921|
|Date of Death||23 July 1916|
|Place of Death||France|
|Age at Death||19|
|Place of Association||Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Cemetery or Memorial Details||Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France|
|Source||AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army|
Roll of Honour John William Sams
Location on the Roll of Honour
John William Sams's name is located at panel 38 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).
Roll of Honour circular
For the First World War the circulars were forms sent to next of kin seeking details regarding the deceased. They form the basis of the card indexes from which the original Roll of Honour was compiled.
View circular (0 B PDF file)
Personal Service Records
For information about obtaining service records please see National Archives of Australia - Personal service records .
The Office of Australian War Graves has the location and other information about war graves and memorials. Search the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details about First and Second World War graves.
Roll of Honour name projection
John William Sams's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:
- Mon 29 November 2021 at 10:23pm
- Wed 16 March 2022 at 3:16am
These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.