AMYES, Alfred Cuthbert
(Service number 27191)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||5 October 1885||Place of Birth||Kirwee, NZ|
|Date||31 May 1916||Age||30|
|Address at Enlistment||Motukaika, Cave|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Alfred Amyes (father), Cave|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||17th Reinforcements, J Company Canterbury Infantry Regt|
|Date||25 September 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington, NZ||Destination||Devonport, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment|
|Service Medals||British War Medal & Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||10 December 1917||Age||33|
|Place of Death||Ypres, Belgium|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|Memorial Reference||NZ Apse, Panel 2|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Cave First World War Memorial|
He had attended the Templeton School being admitted 10 Mar 1890 as stated he had at least acquired a minimum of the 4th educational standard.
Prior to enlistment he was listed as self employed. He was medically boarded in Timaru 29 Apr 1916 and described as weight 140 lbs, chest 32 inches, 5 foot 8 1/2 inches tall, of dark & fair complexion, eyes grey and hair brown. Alfred served in NZ from 31 May 1916 until 24 Sep 1916. He first arrived in France 9 Dec 1916 and was hospitalised through sickness 24 Feb 1917, transferred to 2 NZ Gen Hospital in UK and rejoined his unit in France 8 Apr 1917 but back to UK sick 12 Apr 1917 and again returned to France 15 Sep 1917.
There is a reference on his file as him being buried at Passchendaele Belle Veu Speer by Rev J.A. Leish on 13 Oct 1917 while also on Tyne Cot Memorial.
Alfred's war medals, scroll and plaque were sent to his father Mr A. Amyes, "Motukaika" Cave, South Canterbury.
Cenotaph (August 2013 & October 2014); Archives NZ; New Zealand Society of Genealogists Index Version 5
Researched and Written by
Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald, Ted Hansen
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