Biography

Birth date: 14 December 1913
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Death date: 07 November 1996
Final rank: Brigadier
Service number: 1/21001 - Period 1940-1949
QX6007 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • RAI
  • 2/31st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 15th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Officer of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: 15th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 15th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

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SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, 1959. QX6007 LIEUTENANT COLONEL J.L. AMIES, OBE, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 15TH INFANTRY BATTALION, WHO LATER ATTAINED THE RANK OF BRIGADIER IN THE AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES.

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Timeline

Date of birth 1913-12-14 Sydney, NSW.
Date of birth 1913-12-14
Date commissioned 1935-08-14
Other 1935-08-14 Lieutenant Australian Field Artillery.
Other 1939-10-13 Seconded lieutenant 6th Division Artillery.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1939-10-28 Enlisted 2nd AIF.
Other units 1939-11-07 10th Field Battery, 2/5th Field Regiment.
Other units 1940-01-19 2/1st Anti Tank Regiment.
Other 1940-02-24 Course - School of Artillery.
Other 1940-06-17 Arrived Scotland.
Other units 1940-06-27 2/31st Battalion.
Date promoted 1940-06-28 Appointed captain.
Other 1940-07-15 Course - Junior Leaders AIF School Tilshead.
Other 1940-08-28 - 1940-09-04 Attached London PI.
Other 1941-03-09 Arrived Middle East from United Kingdom.
Date promoted 1941-07-19 Appointed major.
Other 1941-08-30 Course - Middle East Combined Training Centre.
Other 1941-12-20 Special Duty.
Date returned to Australia 1942-03-10 Returned to Adelaide.
Other units 1942-08-11 - 1944-09-14 Temporary lieutenant colonel, Commanding Officer 15th Battalion.
Other 1943-01-12 Arrived Milne Bay.
Date returned to Australia 1943-11-30
Date of honour or award 1943-12-23 Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Other 1943-12-28 Arrived Moresby.
Date promoted 1944-04-20 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Date of honour or award 1944-05-31 Mention in Despatches.
Date returned to Australia 1944-06-04 Returned to Brisbane.
Other 1944-09-22 - 1945-09-24 Instructor Land Headquarters Tactical School.
Other 1945-10-30 Reserve of Officers.
Other units 1948-04-01 Commanding officer 9th Battalion.
Other 1951-10-18 Reserve of Officers.
Other 1952-02-22 General service officer grade 1 Citizens Military Force Headquarters Northern Command.
Other units 1954-04-18 Commanding Officer 7th Brigade.
Other 1956-04-20 - 1959-04-20 Honourary Aide de Camp to the Governor General.
Date of honour or award 1959-04-20 Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Date of death 1996-11-07