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James Thorpe AMOS

Regimental number3792
Place of birthAshford, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStorekeeper
AddressMount Perry, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height6' 0.5"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Evelyn G Amos, Mount Perry, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 December 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 13 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919
Discharge date14 December 1919
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Sydney, 14 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917; marched in to Pioneer Training Bn, Fovant, 27 August 1917.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 October 1917.

Medical Board, 5 October 1917, concluded that 'the life of this soldier is not likely to be endangered by an English winter', and that 'his malady would not be aggravated by an English winter'. 'Age' was stated to be a major factor: '57 and looks it'; disability: senility. Attached for duty, Army Pay Corps, AIF Administrative HQ, London, 29 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ascanius', 23 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 10 November 1919; discharged, 14 December 1919.

Medal: British War Medal

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