|Place of birth||London, England|
|School||Gilles Street Public School, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Address||223 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Ellen Berkinshaw, 223 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served as a Sergeant in the Cadet Force.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Died at Etaples, France.|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Place of death or wounding||Pozieres, France|
|Age at death||20|
|Place of burial||Etaples Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row H, Grave No. 2A), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated on Gilles Street Public School Roll of Honor, Adelaide, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: Ernest and Ellen BERKINSHAW, 223 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 15th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 March 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 5 April 1916.
Found guilty, 12 May 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he when ordered to fall in failed to do so: severely reprimanded.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 9 August 1916 (shell wound, left thigh), admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 10th Stationary Hospital, 10 August 1916; to England, 13 August 1916, and admitted to Guildford War Hospital; transferred to Woodcote Park Convalescent Hospital, 19 September 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 12 December 1916.
Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 13 December 1916 (myalgia); transferred to 24th General Hospital, 15 December 1916 (meningitis).
Died of disease, 15 December 1916 (cerebro spinal fever).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BERKINSHAW William Ernest|