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Herbert AMIET

Regimental number3020
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
AddressMurgheboluc, near Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.3
Height5' 4.5"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edward Wm Amiet, Murgheboluc, near Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 January 1917
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 5 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919

Military Medal

'Near CLERY-sur-SOMME, during the operations from 28th to 31st August, 1918, Private AMIET played a plucky and important part of scout and runner. His reconnaissances were very valuable and he penetrated with his patrol to distant objectives gaining valuable information and capturing prisoners and machine guns. As runner he passed constantly through enemy shelling and although very tired he continued to work in his dual capacity with cheerfulness and courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', 4 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 26 September 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AMIET Herbert

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