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Bernard Joseph IRWIN

Regimental number1678
Place of birthTerowie, South Australia
SchoolTerowie Public School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPetersburg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.4
Height5' 6.75"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Mary Daly, Terowie, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPetersburg, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/65/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of wound on 23rd birthday
FateDied of wounds 17 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row E, Grave No. 20A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Johanna IRWIN. Native of Terowie, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2199 Pte John IRWIN, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 24 January 1918; 6576 Pte Patrick Francis IRWIN, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 2 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, IRWIN Bernard Joseph

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