Kenneth Alexander SAMS


SAMS, Kenneth Alexander

Service Numbers: 138333, N288314
Enlisted: 28 January 1942
Last Rank: Aircraftman
Last Unit: Area Signals
Born: East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia, 12 February 1919
Home Town: Maitland, Maitland Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Ground Accident), Milne Bay, New Guinea, 29 June 1944, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 138333
28 Jan 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN N288314, 20th (NSW) Battalion VDC
19 Nov 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 138333, Area Signals
19 Nov 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 138333

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Leading Aircraftman Kenneth Alexander Sams 138333 of Number 10 Signals Unit died from severe petrol burns at Milne Bay, New Guinea