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Joseph Felix BERGIN

Regimental number15
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolState School, Ballarat, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDriver
AddressRoyal Highlander Hotel, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMichael Bergin, PO Warrenheip, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed 5 years with the 71st Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularLanded at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915; then served in Egypt and France.
FateKilled in Action 16 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNieppe-Bois (Rue-Du-Bois) British Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Ballarat (New) Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Michael and Mary Ann BERGIN, of Warrenheip, Victoria, Australia. Native of Gheringhap, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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