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Amy, Edward John (1057)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 22 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 6 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1057            view online service record

181 Stokes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
George Alexander Amy (father)
181 Stokes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 10 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Ascanius A11
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion

RTA: Monday, 17 March 1919
Discharged: Sunday, 22 June 1919

Wife: Mrs S A Amy, 2 Church Street, Port Melbourne


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted February 11, 2017 8.56 am 0Likes

    Most men that returned would have had tales to tell, but none more than Edward John AMY. He was posted Missing near Fleurbaix after the terrible night of 19 July which saw the deaths of over 1,200 Australians, but some eight weeks later (after he forwarded a card via the Red Cross), Amy was discovered to be a Prisoner of War at a German Camp near Dulmen. Although his Red Cross archives tell little of his adventure, he escaped from the camp in early in November, 1918 and with an Australian and Canadian arrived in Holland around a week before the end of the war and arrived back in England on 17 December, just a few days before most of the remaining Prisoners were repatriated.

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