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Bernard DuBOIS

Regimental number87
Place of birthEdwardstown, Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolPerth Boys' School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAccountant
AddressLeabrook, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 2.5"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Ivy Dubois, Leabrook, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was a painter, and secretary of 'Adealaide drawing and sketch club'. Also editor of art magazine 'High light' and author of several short stories and articles.
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death29
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 4), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Lewis and Isobel DUBOIS.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5982 Sgt Lewis Sedgewick DUBOIS, 20th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 2 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Note on Red Cross File No 960409: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills, 10.10.19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname recorded incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as DEBOIS.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DuBOIS Bernard
Red Cross file 960409

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