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Alan Lewis BERTRAM

Regimental number6528
Date of birth4 September 1891
Place of birthPort Augusta, South Australia
SchoolPrince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanical draughtsman
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8.25"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinFather, E J L Bertram, Cockburn, South Australia
Enlistment date24 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Discharge date6 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917; marched in to 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 28 March 1917.

Appointed Acting Lance Corporal, 11 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 July 1917, and reverted to Private.

Taken on strength, 50th Bn, in the field, 17 August 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 19 March 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 3 April 1918.

Wounded in action, Villers-Bretonneux, 25 April 1918, and admitted to 25th Field Ambulance (gun shot wound, left femur), and transferred same day to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; to No 8 General Hospital, Rouen, 26 April 1918; to England, 24 June 1918, and admitted to Special Surgical Military Hospital, Shepherd's Bush, London, 25 June 1918; to Military Hospital, Sutton Veney, 11 January 1919; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veney, 16 January 1919; discharged on furlough, 16 January 1919, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Czar', 13 May 1919; transshipped at Alexandria to HS 'Dongala', 10 April 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 19 April 1919 (pyrexia); disembarked Adelaide, 13 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 6 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BERTRAM Alan Lewis

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