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Eric Cyril Edward AMPS

Regimental number816
Place of birthCrookwell New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCoramba, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, W H Amps, Coramba, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and determination during the operations near Foucaucourt, 28 August, 1918. His platoon commander becoming a casualty, he organized and kept his men together under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. In spite of being blown up and severely shaken, he pressed on through heavy fire to the final objective.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

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