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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: Military personnel file
NZETC: New Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic page
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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