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Cyril Adnitt AMBLER

Date of birth15 November 1896
Place of birthBirmingham, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
Addressc/o Butlin Esq, Forrest Street, Sunshine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9.25"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Mrs E Adnitt, Coney Green, Shrewsbury, England
Previous military serviceServed in Officers Training Corps for 1 year; resigned. Exempt Area (Bendigo).
Enlistment date13 May 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, March 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Artillery


Unit: 2nd Division Artillery
Promotion date: 1 April 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date15 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 11 May 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 20 July 1917. Seconded for duty with Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, 25 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 February 1918; taken on strength, 10th Battery, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 24 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 23 March 1918 (gassed), and admitted same day to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 26 March 1918, and transferred same day to 7th General Hospital. Transferred to England, 3 april 1918; admitted same day to 3rd London General Hospital; discharged to Overseas Training Brigade, 23 May 1918. Admitted to Military Hospital, sutton Veny, 24 May 1918 (septic tonsil); discharged to unit, 1 June 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 June 1918; taken on strength, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 18 June 1918.

Promoted Lieutenant, 1 April 1918.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 24 June 1918.

On leave, 7 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 31 December 1918.

Admitted to 14th General Hospital, 19 February 1919 (appendicitis); transferred to England, 26 February 1919, and admitted same day to 3rd London General Hospital. Discharged on convalescent leave, 14 March.

Granted leave for Non-Military Employment (secretarial work with C. Bath, 37 King Street, Covent Garden, London) on full military pay, 9 April-9 July 1919. Admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 9 May 1919 (appendicitis); discharged, 17 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 28 August 1919. Appointment terminated, 15 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medal stamps marked 'Returned 10/5/23'.

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