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Alphonsus Stephen AMODEO

Regimental number2779
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7.75"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinSister, J.F. Amodeo, Ardmore Road, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Date of death9 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row fF Grave No. 8), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Jane AMODEO
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France (stowaway), 30 March 1916.

Found guilty, 4 April 1916, of being absent without leave from 1300, 22 March, to 1600, 23 March 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 28 August 1916 (defective teeth), and transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station (no subsequent details of discharge to duty recorded).

On leave to United Kingdom, 17 January 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 7 February 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian field Ambulance, 20 February 1917, and transferred to Divisional rest Station; to England, 22 March 1917 (acute appendicitis), and admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, 23 March 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 18 April 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 14 May 1917.
SourcesNAA: B2455, AMODEO Alphonsus Stephen

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