He appears to have had 5 "marriages". His WW1 and WW2 record is online in Australian Archives
1887 Jan 8. Born West Norwood, Surrey
1887 Mar 27 Baptised
1891 census at 25, Livingstone Road, Croydon
1904. May 1. Admitted to Glengall Road School, Tower Hamlets
1901 census shows him as a Butchers Boy in London
1905 Enlisted in Royal Navy Service papers available
1912 Left Navy - he was a Leading Signalman when he left.
1913 and 1915 Married to Florence T A Herbert - Burne (I am unclear why two marriages to apparently the same woman)
1914 Sep 17 Enlisted in Australian Army. His next of kin was Miss F A Burns, 76 Broadhurst Gardens, South Hampstead, London N., England. He was an Accountant at 217 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales. One can see that he is claiming that he is not married at this date, but that Miss Burns is whom he marries in 1915
1914 Oct 18. Embarked in Sidney for WW1 in Europe with 1 Field Artillery Brigade
1916 Aug 19 Commissioned 2nd Lt
1916 Dec 9. Promoted Lt
1917 May 11. MC Gazetted. Lt. Samuel William Aldenton, Aust. Field. Arty. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He laid an armoured cable to the front line, being under very heavy fire for a great part of the time. On another occasion he carried out most valuable reconnaissances and sent in excellent reports. He set a splendid example throughout the operations.
1919 Jun 29 Discharged
1919 Takes out a seaman's card as AB (photo above)
1919 Apr/Jun Marries Constance Wilhelmina Thorpe in London. He uses the name "Sydney Alderton". This is the bigamous marriage. She seems to have left him (or he her) within a month. He takes off for New York as an AB on a ship, and presumably makes his way to India, where he was arrested, and brought back to UK for trial.
1919 Sep 4. Arrives in New York on SS Celtic, He is on the crew, working as an Able Seaman
1920 Nov 16. in Central Criminal Court for bigamy. He was sentenced to 4 weeks and 1 day in gaol.to be computed from 4 Oct 1920. He therefore went straight from prison into the ADRIC
1920 Dec 13. Joined ADRC with service no 1229. Posted F Coy
1921 May 28. Posted Z Coy
1921 Sep 16 Re-engaged
1921 Jul 1. Divorce Court File: 4824. Appellant: Florence Annie Aldenton. Respondent: Samuel William Aldenton. Type: Wife's petition for divorce
1922 Jan 21. Married to Lois C B Taylor
1922 Jan 22. Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC
1922 Jun 8. Arrives in Albany , Western Australia with his wife L C B Aldenton.
1923 Jun 27 A Times announcement for the birth of a son in Toodyay in Western Australia
1926 On electoral roll with his wife Lois Cecil Beatrix , living in Perth, occupation "nil"
1939 Nov 22. Lt in Australian Army
1949 Feb 1. Capt in Australian Army
1942 Divorced Lois Cecil Beatrix
1943 Jan 5.. Court Martial and Dismissed
1943 living in Clayfield, Queensland. He is a "clerk", not with his wife
1943 May 13 Marries Nancy M Higgins
1944 Mar 8 Son born
1949 living in Lyne, NSW. His occupation is "public servant" and his wife "Nancy Mary"
1953 Jul 3. Sued by son
1954 Still the both of them at Lyne, NSW
1958 Feb 1. Died at Coolangatta, Queensland.