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Philip Amos

Servicenumber : 9/1522
Rank : Sergeant
Regiment : New Zealand Entrenching Battalion, N.Z.E.F.
Unit : 2nd Battalion
Date of Death : 07-05-1918
Age : 27
Grave :
Philip Amos was a son of Gavin and Elizabeth Amos, of Aramoho, Wanganui, New Zealand. He was born on 29 May 1890 in Marble Bush, Southland, New Zealand. Before joining the Army he worked as a bushman. He was awarded the Military Medal. His citation read: "Period 7th to 11th June 1917. This N.C.O. was in charge of the breakdown gang on forward tramlines during the Messine Offensive. Throughout his tour of duty he never hesitated to take his party into the hottest place to repair the shell holes as fast as they were made. By his courage and devotion to duty he kept the lines open to traffic and very materially assisted forward operations."
 

Picture: 01-07-2017

 
Sources: Website CWGC, website www.discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au and website www.aucklandmuseum.com 

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