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Bertram Charles BUGLER

Regimental number425
Place of birthYeovil, Somerset, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHenley View, Fulham, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 11.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Bugler, Henley View, Fulham, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Employment Company
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Discharge date3 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 9 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 20 July 1916; proceeded to England (date not recorded).

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 11 June 1917 (contusions, back: buried by exploding shell); admitted to No 1 New Zealand Field Ambulance, 12 June 1916; transferred to 11th Casualty Clearing Station, 23 June 1917; to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, 7 July 1917 (synovitis, knee); to Ambulance Train, 14 July 1917, and admitted to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 15 July 1917; transferred to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 29 July 1917; to 5th Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 1 August 1917; to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Rouelles, 12 August 1917; to England, 17 October 1917, and marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 18 October 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 19 January 1918; marched in to 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 20 March 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 July 1918; rejoined 43rd Bn, in the field, 14 July 1918.

Transferred to Australian Employment Company, 25 July 1918 (sanitary duties).

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 21 October 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 22 October 1918 (inguinal adenitis); to England, 29 October 1918, and admitted to Graylingwell War Hospital, Chichester, 30 October 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 February 1918; discharged on furlough, 3 December 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 17 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of York', 14 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 24 February 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 3 April 1919.

War service: 3 years 84 days (of which 2 years 261 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUGLER Bertram Charles

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