John AMOLIN

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AMOLIN, John

Service Number: 1707
Enlisted: 9 December 1914, Enlisted at Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Riga, Latvia, Russia, 6 January 1889
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 23 August 1915, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
No known grave Panel 52
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Broken Hill War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

9 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1707, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Adelaide
1 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1707, 16th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
1 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1707, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

On the 29 December 1913 John was Naturalised having arrived at Port Pirie, SA on board the Empire Transport on 6 October 1911. John lived at Port Pirie for a couple months before moving to Brokin Hill, NSW

Residentila address at the time of enlistment was Morish Street, South Broken Hill, NSW

Next of kin was given as his brother A. Amolin of Cafe de Paris, Suvorara Street, Fourteen, Riga. Russia. Last known address for his mother, Anna Amolin was Jauna Rump Muiza, number 22 Flat 5, Riga, Latvia

Two of his brothers, Peter and August Amolin, who served in the Red Army and were  later shot in Petrograd in 1920 after having been found guility by a Bolshevik Court Martial for being spies for Germany

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

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