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Berthold Walter BEINKE

Regimental number3361
Place of birthWalloway, South Australia
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressWalloway, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bertha Beinke, Walloway, South Australia
Enlistment date26 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 29 September 1918

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 9 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919

Military Medal

'On 29th September, 1918, during operations South of BONY, Private BEINKE was a Company Stretcher Bearer and throughout the operation he worked without spell or rest devoting himself to rescuing and dressing and evacuating wounded, and at times going forward almost up to enemy positions in face of very heavy enemy fire in order to attend to wounded men. His actions saved many lives and his splendid heroism was admired by all.'
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 death24 March 1951
Place of burialOrroroo Cemetery

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