AMEY, Allan Claude

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Notes
  5. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Army
Conflict
World War II
Date of Enlistment
23/04/1943
Date of Discharge
16/05/1946
Place of Enlistment
Port Moresby, New Guinea

Personal Details

Gender
Male
Date of Birth
08/07/1921
Place of Birth
Dunedoo, NSW
Address (at enlistment)
Naas ACT
Occupation
Labourer
Next of Kin
Joseph Amey (father), Naas ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
NX163584
Final Rank
Sapper
Final Unit
2/3 Forestry Company

Notes

Amey worked for the Forestry Commission before he was mobilised on 22 October 1941 with the 3rd Battalion (militia) and marched into camp in January 1942. He embarked for Port Moresby in May 1942 but a bout of diptheria meant that he missed joining his unit when they entered the Kokoda trail in September 1942. He returned to Australia in August 1943 and transferred to the 2/1 Australian CRE Forestry Unit in March 1944. Amey arrived in Lae, New Guinea in September 1944 where he spent two months in hospital with dengue fever. In 1945 he was sent to Morotai and ended the war with the 2/3 Forestry Company. He married Lyla Shannon in February 1946 shortly after he returned home and they lived in Queanbeyan.

Description - height 5 feet 6 inches, medium complexion, grey eyes, medium hair, Church of England.

Sources

WWII Nominal Roll http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
Queanbeyan Roll of Honour, Ralph Clothier, 2006
Matthew Higgins, 'Voices from the Hills. Places, People and Past Lifestyles in Namadgi National Park', KHA 1990 (p.91)
NAA RecordSearch - Series B883 (Second Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1939-1947)

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