Basil AMES


AMES, Basil

Service Numbers: 6768, 6768A
Enlisted: 9 January 1917, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Glen Waverly, Victoria, February 1898
Home Town: Caulfield, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Stott's Business College
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 20 May 1918
Cemetery: Mericourt-L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot 111, Row B, Grave 8
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Jan 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6768, Melbourne, Victoria
11 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6768, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 May 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6768, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
9 Mar 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 22nd Infantry Battalion, T.O.S. 22nd
20 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6768A, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Merris (France)

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22 Battalion

Basil and Jane AMES, 24 Atkinson Street, Oakleigh, Victoria. Previously Glen Waverley, Victoria

Jane Ames is said to have died of a broken heart not long after Basil died.  He was only 20.