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Full Name
Philip Amos
Rank Last Held
Sergeant
Forename(s)
Philip
Surname
Amos
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
9/1522
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Trooper
Next of Kin
Mrs Elizabeth Amos (mother), Speirs Street, Aramoho, Wanganui, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Gisborne, New Zealand
Military District
Wellington
Body on Embarkation
7th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Otago Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date
9 October 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Destination
Suez, Egypt (20-30 November 1915)
Nominal Roll Number
Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll
12
Military Awards
Military Medal (MM)
Award Circumstances
Citation for Military Medal (MM): "Period 7th to 11th June 1917. This N.C.O. was in charge of the breakdown gang on forward tramlines during the Messines Offensive. Throughout his tour of duty he never hesitated to take his party into the hottest place to repair the shell holes as fast as they were made. By his courage and devotion to duty he kept the lines open to traffic and very materially assisted forward operations." (London Gazette (under name of AMES), 16 August 1917, p. 8429, Rec. No. 827)
Last Unit Served
Wellington Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Entrenching Company
Place of Death
France
Date of Death
7 May 1918
Year of Death
1918
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
  • Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
  • Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Amos, of Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Rank last held was listed as Temporary Sergeant
Description of Image
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Almond J.R. - Anderson A.B. (photo J Halpin 2010)
Archives NZ source
NZETC
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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