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Bertram Stanley BACON

Regimental number5033
Place of birthUmbala, India
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o D A Fraser, Maude Post Office, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 10.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme); previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth.
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date13 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 14 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 29 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 8 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 September 1916; taken on strength, 7th Bn, Belgium, 16 October 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 27 November 1916 (influenza), and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 1st New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 28 November 1916; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 30 November 1916; to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 11 December 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 31 December 1916.

On leave to England, 19 November 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 27 November 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 25 January 1918.

On leave to England, 12 December 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 3 January 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia (1915-16 Personnel), 20 March 1919; marched in to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 21 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Soudan', 12 May 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, 19 May 1919 (sciatica of right leg); disembarked Melbourne, 29 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 13 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died at No 11 Australian General Hospital (sarcoma of ilium and asthenia).
Date of death16 May 1920
Age at death22
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery (Church of England Section, 1.14.40), Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, BACON Bertram Stanley

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