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William Reddie AMOR

Regimental number2784
Place of birthBuninyong, Victoria
AddressBallarat East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, James Amor, Clayton Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 15 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the morning of the 11th April, 1917 in the attack on the HINDENBURG LINE in the vicinity of REINCOURT, Private AMOR displayed the utmost gallantry and devotion to duty with one other surviving member of Lewis Machine Gun crew he kept up a deadly fire at the enemy at every opportunity. To obtain a more commanding position at great risk to himself he took his gun out in front of the line of trenches. In the retirement when practically al organisation and order had been lost and every man had to make his own way home in spite of enfilading machine gun fire and an artillery barrage he carried his gun till when approaching our line a piece of shell smashed the barrel. Throughout he displayed great judgment and initiative and the British tenacity of purpose.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 February 1971
Age at death77
Place of burialBallarat (New) Cemetery, Victoria

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