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Samuel James Beart Foss

Corporal S.J.B. Foss, Wellington Infantry Battalion, Wounded. Auckland Weekly News, 15 July 1915. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19150715-41-3.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Samuel James Beart AWMM
  • Surname
    Foss AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Sam, Jim, Bert Public - Michelle - Researcher - 19 January 2017 - Wairarapa Archive 11-75/17
  • Service number
    • South African 7438 AWMM
    • WWI 10/338 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 April 1882 AWMM LondonEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Levin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Mary Poole Foss (mother), Hukanui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Corporal S. J. B. Foss, Wellington Infantry Battalion, who has been wounded, was a teacher in the District High School at Levin. He served in the South African war. (Auckland Weekly News, 1 July 1915, p. 21) AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Samuel Foss was the son of Samuel and Mary Foss, of Hukanui, formerly of Swindon, Wiltshire, England. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    24 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France AWMM III.C.22. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • We remember your sacrifice. I am just so sorry I never realised you were buried in France when I visited the war graves in 2007.
    Public - Allison - Other relative - 24 April 2017
  • You fought well and died to give us a better life. THANK YOU. Your sister was my Great Grandmother. GOD BLESS Rest Peacefully. Xx
    Public - Lisa-Jane - Other relative - 11 March 2016



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