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Robert Joseph AMIS

Regimental number6215
Place of birthCromer England
ReligionBaptist
OccupationOrchardist
AddressHenry Street, Horsham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Amis, 19 West Street, Cromer, Norfolk, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 11 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialOuttersteene Communal Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 20), Bailleul, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
45
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr and Mrs Harry AMIS, 19 West Street, Cromer, Norfolk, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 11 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 October 1916.

Found guilty, Perham Downs, 10 November 1916, of being absent without leave from midnight, 6 November, to 4 pm, 7 November 1916: awarded forfeiture of 4 days' pay; forfeited a total of 5 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1916; taken on strength, 6th Bn, 17 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 April 1917 (gun shot wound, left arm); admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance and thence to 9th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 April 1917; to Ambulance Train No 16, 27 April 1917, and admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 28 April 1917; transferred to England, 30 April 1917, and admitted to 1st Birmingham War Hospital, 1 May 1917. Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 30 May 1917; discharged on furlough, 6 June 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 17 June 1917.

Marched in to Overseas Training Depot, Perham Downs, 10 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 August 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 26 August 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 3 November 1917 (laryngitis), and transferred same day to 1st Australian Division Rest Station; discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 9 November 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 19 January 1918; transferred same day to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 20 January 1918, and admitted same day to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne (trench fever); transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 25 January 1918; to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 24 February 1918; rejoined unit, 13 March 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom,18 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 5 April 1918.

Killed in action, 14 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsWill named mother as Mrs Annie PERKINS, 19 West St, Cromer, Norfolk, England

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