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Alexander Frederick BERTRAND

Regimental number414
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCom traveller
AddressKean Street, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Grace Ethel Bertrand, 85 St Leonard's Avenue, West Leederville, Western Australia
Enlistment date28 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name44th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Date of death2 April 1917
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialBerks Cemetery Extension (Row M, Grave No. 31), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia. Headstone inscription reads: 'In the dawn of a splendid manhood /When the tide of his life ran high /With courage in his bearing /He bade us his last goodbye.' Parents: Alexander and Jane BERTRAND, husband of Grace Ethel BERTRAND, 7 Cullen Street, Subiaco, Western Australia. Native of Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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