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Regimental number1275
Place of birthWorthing, Sussex, England
SchoolCouncil School, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
Address208 Railway Parade, West Leederville, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 4.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edward Greenfield, 56 Eden Bridge Road, Bushill Park, Enfield, Middlesex, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, D 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.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 5), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

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

Reported missing, 20 July 1916.

Identification disc received from Germany (German Death List, 4 November 1916). No particulars were afforded except that soldier is deceased. To be reported as KILLED IN ACTION 20/7/16.

Red Cross File No 1210711 has statement from 1216 Sergeant H. BOSVILLE, 32nd Bn (patient, Convalescent Camp, Rouen), 27 December 1916: 'Greenfiedl (D Co) was in the attack on the Fromelles front on this date and Informant was told by Sgt. (then Cpl.) Bishop of D Co., 1215, that he last saw Greenfield on the German parapet. He was groaning and was seriously wounded. He was seen when retiring but it was impossible to bring him in.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREENFIELD Bertie
Red Cross file 1210711

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