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Regimental number9782
Date of birth13 December 1888
Place of birthCorowa, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Devon', Wright Street, Middle Park, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26.7
Height5' 4"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Netta Berkley, 'Devon', Wright Street, Middle Park, Victoria
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date27 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 20 December 1917; discharged (medically unfit: deafness, right ear), Melbourne, 27 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 August 1947
Age at death58
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BERKLEY William

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