Thomas John AMEY

AMEY, Thomas John

Service Numbers: 2152A, 2152
Enlisted: 17 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Morna Station, Wentworth, New South Wales, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Renmark, Renmark Paringa, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Ranger
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 May 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France, Caestre Military Cemetery, Caestre, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Berri WW1 Gate of Honour, Men from Renmark and District Roll of Honor Boards (4), Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

17 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2152A, 43rd Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2152A, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
3 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2152, 48th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 48th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography of Thomas John Amey

Thomas John Amey was a soldier who fought in the First World War. He was the son of William and Mary Elizabeth Amey, and was born in Cobdoglah, South Australia. He enlisted on 17th of February 1916, at age 25 and 2 months. He was 1.7 metres tall, weighed 67 kg, had dark brown hair and brown eyes. 

Amey embarked at Adelaide per A.68 "Anchises" on 28th August 1916 as a Private, the lowest rank in the army. As part of the 10th training battalion, he marched in from 11 training battalion to Sutton Mandeville, on the 11th November 2017. On the 30th December 2017, still as a private, he was in the Fovant Military Hospital, as he was sick. He stayed here for 7 days and on 6th January 1918, he marched in from the Fovant Military Hospital. On 4th March 1918, he proceeded overseas to France, as an ex 10th training Battalion Sutton Mandeville, in order to reinforce the 48th Battalion. Fighting this battle is what cost him his life on the 8th May 1918 in the Fields of France. He is now buried in the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Cemetery. 

Thomas John Amey received 2 medals. The first was a medal for the British war, and the second was a victory medal. He also has his name on a memorial plaque and on a memorial scroll.





Son of William and Mary Elizabeth Amey, Cobdoglah, South Australia