Francis David AMIET

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AMIET, Francis David

Service Number: 219
Enlisted: 26 August 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Boolarra, Victoria, November 1890
Home Town: Boolarra, Latrobe, Victoria
Schooling: Boolarra State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 7 June 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 219, Melbourne, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 219, 4th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 219, 4th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 219, 4th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC Gallipoli
7 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 219, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Messines

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Biography

4 Light Horse

Rank - Private

20 May 1915 Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli

21 May 1915 Transferred to Machine Gun Section, Gallipoli,

18 November 1915 Admitted to hospital (sick), Anzac

23 November 1915 admitted 1st Australian General Hospital (odema legs, slight), Heliopolis, Egypt

17 January 1916 Discharged to duty, Heliopolis

22 January 1916 Rejoined 4th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis

21 March 1916 Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France

27 March 1916 Disembarked Marseilles,

13 May 1916 Taken on strength, 1st Australian and New Zealand Mounted Regiment, France,

7 July 1916 Transferred to 2nd Anzac Mounted Regiment, France

28 November 1916 Proceeded on leave, France,

11 December 1916 Rejoined unit from leave,

11 April 1917 Detached for duty with Anti Aircraft Section, 2nd Anzac Corps, France,

16 April 1917 Detached for duty with the New Zealand Division, France, 

22 april 1917 Rejoined unit from detachment

25 May 1917 Detached to Anti-Aircraft Section, 2nd Anzac Corps,

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of Francis and Mary Amiet, of Boolara, Victoria. Brother of Pte Charles Amiet returned to Australia 4 June 1919

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