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Bernard JASPER

Regimental number3378
Place of birthGrovedale near Geelong, Victoria
SchoolGrovedale State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressBelmont PO, Belmont, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.25"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, H Jasper, Belmont, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 14), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
165
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Herman and Harriet JASPER, Belmont, Victoria. Native of Grovedale, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: 3564 Pte F. JASPER MM, 5th Division Train, returned to Australia, 9 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to 59th Bn from 2nd Training Bn, Zeitoun, 26 February 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.

Transferred to 58th Bn, 15 March 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.

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

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 1 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on B.103, 'Buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JASPER Bernard

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