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Michael BERGIN

Regimental number10051
Place of birthKilkenny, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPolice Station, Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 11"
Weight185 lbs
Next of kinFather, Michael Bergin, Atanagh, Queen's County, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 September 1915
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name7th Field Ambulance, 11th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Discharge date12 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Marched in to Base Details, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 5 May 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 August 1916; marched in to Details Camp, Parkhouse, England, 13 September 1916; proceeded overseas to France, 6 April 1917; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, France, 7 April 1917; marched out to unit, 17 May 1917; taken on strength of 2nd Division Army Medical Corps and attached for duty with 7th Field Ambulance, 24 May 1917; on leave to Paris, 6 January, 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 16 January 1918; on leave to United Kingdom, 17 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 6 September 1918.

Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, England, 18 September 1918 (venereal disease: total period of treatment, 31 days); discharged from hospital, 18 October 1918.

With unit, 1 February 1919; attached for duty with 5th Field Ambulance, 14 March 1919; transferred to 5th, 6th and 7th Field Ambulances, 24 March 1919; marched out for return to Australia, 30 March 1919; marched out to England, 11 April 1919; marched in to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, England, 12 April 1919.

Found guilty, 5 May 1919, of being absent without leave from 11:59, 30 April to 6:30, pm, 3 May 1919: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 10 days' pay.

Marched in to Australian Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Fovant, 15 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 12 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 July 1919; discharged, 12 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 January 1958
Age at death71
Place of burialSouth Brisbane (Dutton Park) Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, BERGIN Michael

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