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Bernard WINTERS

Regimental number1099
Place of birthBallanmore Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSleeper cutter
AddressDarreen, Druncong, Co Leitrim, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Patick Winters, Darreen, Druncong, County Leitrim, Ireland
Enlistment date8 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operation south of MORLANCOURT, near ALBERT, on the night 10/11th June, 1918, on arriving at the objective, his Lewis Gun was put out of action. he immediately obtained a German machine gun, organised a party to collect enemy ammunition, brought the gun into action, and inflicted a considerable number of casualties on the enemy.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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