The AIF Project

Herbert AMBLER

Regimental number3454
Place of birthScarborough England
AddressBurwood, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs H Ambler, 'Lantoka', Shaftesbury Road, Burwood, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations carried out by the 14th Australian Infantry Brigade near MORLANCOURT on 29th July 1918 this N.C.O. showed great courage and coolness when his gun crew were knocked out by enemy shell fire. He personally took a wounded man to the dressing station and returned to his battle position, carrying on single handed, thus keeping his gun ready for action until relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format