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Amy, Alfred James (1787)

Place of Birth: Carlton, VIC

Age: 18 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 19 February 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1787            view online service record

173 Bridge Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
James Thomas Amy (father)
173 Bridge Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 16 August 1916
Ship: RMS Orontes
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion – 2nd Reinforcements

DOW: Sunday, 6 October 1918
Place: France

Private, 37 Infantry, died of wounds, 6 October, 1918, aged 21, commemorated Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Parents: James Thomas and Annie AMY, born Port Melbourne, educated Nott Street SS. Amy enlisted as an 18-year-old rubber worker from 173 Bridge Street. Brother, 61758, Leslie Ernest AMY enlisted from same address, also served as VX35480, WW2. What appears to have been other close relations 4353 and 5785, George Alexander AMY (junior and Senior), 1057, Edward John AMY, 181 Stokes Street (all three along with Alfred noted on the Nott Street SS Roll, and 3485, John George AMY, 16 Chessell Street, South Melbourne made up the only six of the family name from Victoria to enlist.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted November 6, 2018 10.50 am 0Likes

    The family matriarch, Louisa Chapman AMY died in the East Melbourne General Hospital on 4 September, 1917 while her husband and three sons were serving in France. The three servicemen may well have been unaware of their wife and mother’s passing when the sole Death Notice was placed by Florrie, George junior’s wife.

    AMY – On the 4th September at the Melbourne Hospital, Louisa C. Amy, the dearly beloved mother of George (on active service) and loved mother-in-law of Florrie, and much loved grandma of little Florrie.

    A mother lovingly remembered (The Age, 8 September, 1917)

    In sad and loving memory of Louisa, the beloved wife of Private George Amy (on active service) and loving mother of Edward and George (on active service) and William, who departed this life on September 4, 1917 (In Memoriam, Port Melbourne Standard, 7 September, 1918)

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