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Regimental number1502
Other NamesAMOUROUS, Samuel
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngine driver
Address37 Belmore Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Clara Amorous, 158 Cornishtown, Cobar, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 15 May 1917

Bar to Military Medal

Recommendation date: 16 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919

Military Medal

'At NOREUIL during the operations of 3rd and 4th May these two men [1735 G. McMAHON and 1502 S. AMOROUS] did excellent work as runners. They were continually carrying messages through the shelled areas and never hesitated although the fire at times reached barrage intensity. They showed steadfast devotions to duty under most difficult and dangerous circumstances. On the third May they operated between O.G.1 and NOREUIL in daylight.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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