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Johann Ernest AMPT

Regimental number28366
Place of birthNatimuk, Victoria
ReligionEvangelical Lutheran
OccupationFarmer
AddressKenmare via Rainbow, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height6' 2"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, C A Ampt, Kenmare via Rainbow, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 May 1916
Place of enlistmentHorsham, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 12, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Discharge date14 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 25 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 28 December 1916; marched in to No 2 Camp, Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill, 29 December 1916.

Transferred to 36th Heavy Artillery Group, 30 May 1917.

Transferred to 338th Siege Battery, 24 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 July 1917.

Taken on strength, 54th Siege Battery, 19 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 5 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left buttock), and admitted to 58th Field Ambulance, and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 4 December 1917; rejoined 1st Siege Battery, 6 December 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 23 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave.

On leave to Paris, 29 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 8 January 1919.

Proceeded to England, 4 March 1919, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Kildonian Castle, 21 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 14 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AMPT Johann Ernest

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