- Second World War (1939-1945)
- F Section, Special Operations Executive (SOE), British Government
- Awarded on:
- February 21st, 1946
This officer was parachuted into FRANCE in May 1943 as a member of a coup-de-main party to attack a synthetic oil plant near AUTUN.
This operation was successfully carried out, and AMPHLETT showed very great daring and sang froid in the execution of this particular tasks.
The leader of the pary paid tribute to the speed and accuracy with which AMPHLETT placed his charges on the target.
During the withdrawal from this operation AMPHLETT was arrested by the Gestapo and imprisoned at FRESNES. He was subsequently deported to GERMANY and was executed at FLOSSENBURG concentration camp on the 29th March, 1945.
For his bravery and initiative during a hazardous operation in enemy occupied territory, it is recommended that this officer be awardd a Mention in Despatches (Posthumous)."
5 Jan '46.