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Erik BERG

Regimental number2153
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationElectric Linesman
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5.25"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, Carl Wilhelm Berg, 130 Hutt Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date18 November 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 16 July 1917
Discharge date21 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 15 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for England, 28 May 1916.

Transferred to Artillery Training Depot, 28 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 November 1916.

Taken on strength, 4th Division Artillery, 29 December 1916; taken on strength, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, 31 December 1916.

Transferred to 11th Field Artillery Brigade, 2 January 1917; posted to 41st Battery, 5 January 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 2 April 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transfererd to Ambulance Train No 30, 3 April 1917, and admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 4 April 1917; transferred to England, 23 April 1917, and admitted to Horton County of London War Hospital, Epsom, 24 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia, 16 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit: tuberculosis: severe), 21 March 1918.

War service: 2 years 124 days (of which 1 year 176 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 December 1920
Age at death31
Place of burialNorth Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BERG Erik

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