Bertram Julius HARLEM

Regimental number6825
Place of birthWarrnambool Victoria
AddressSt Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Laurie Hannah Harlem, 33 Acland Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date9 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at Mont St. Quentinon 1 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 13 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919

Military Medal

' Prior to the attack on MT. ST. QUENTIN North of PERONNE on 1st September 1918 this soldier was wounded by a piece of shell but refused to be evacuated. During the operation he dressed wounded and put them in places of safety. Later when his Company attacked he went forward with them as there was only another man left in his Lewis Gun Section. On arrival at the objective he used his gun with very good effect and silenced two enemy machine guns. He was not evacuated until 48 hours after being wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 January 1974
Place of burialChevra Kadisha Cemetery