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Regimental number26079
Date of birth3 October 1896
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
SchoolMt Barker and Mitcham Public Schools; Unley and Adelaide High Schools, South Australia
Other trainingStudent at Law, University of Adelaide, South Australia
OccupationLaw clerk
AddressAngas Road, Lower Mitcham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, R P A Von Bertouch, Angas Road, Lower Mitcham, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 35th Battery, Australian Field Artillery; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Discharge date19 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action (1) Messines, Belgium, 24 May 1917; (2) Zillebeke, Belgium, 26 October 1917; (3) 27 September 1918, gassed; invalided to England.

Disembarked Australia, 8 May 1919; discharged, 19 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly given as Angus Road, Lower Mitcham.

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