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Harold Ernest AMOS

Regimental number127
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter and seaman
Address75 Darley Road, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 4.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Amos, 75 Darley Road, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in Senior Cadets, Queensland; 2 years in Brisbane Mounted Rifles: resigned.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name2nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 February 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsChatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Other details

War service: Egypt

Report on proposal for discharge: Cause of discharge: insubordination; not likely to prove an efficient soldier: 'suffering from venereal disease'.

Report by OC, A Company, 2nd Bn: 'Conduct generally unsatisfactory. Has been sentenced by Court Martial on charge of insubordination to be reduced to ranks and 21 days cells, 19.11.14.'

Report by OC, 2nd Bn, 24 January 1915: 'This man has steadily deteriorated & his influence is bad.'

Report by OC, 1st Brigade: 'This man is quite worthless.'

Commenced return to Australia from Suez, 3 February 1915 ('services no longer required').

Died of syphilis on board HS 'Kyarra' en route to Australia, 1 March 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AMOS Harold Ernest

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