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Bertie Vincent BRIDGES

Regimental number334
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStaffman
AddressBlack Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, R Bridges, Ballarat North, Victoria
Enlistment date21 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At MORLANCOURT near ALBERT on the night of 9th/10th June, 1918 this N.C.O. was in charge of a reconnoitring patrol of 6 other ranks. A hostile post was located and BRIDGES by himself went forward to reconnoitre it. Ascertaining that the post was occupied he attacked it single-handed, killed 2 Germans wounded 4 others and caputred a Light Machine gun which he succeeded in bringing back to our lines, together with the remainder of his patrol.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal.

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