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Walter James BERMINGHAM

Regimental number1904
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 6.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anne Bermingham, Wolfram Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 January 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1904A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date15 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 16th Bn, Gallipoli, 13 July 1915.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1915 (gun shot wound, back), and admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance Dressing Station, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 9 August 1915, and removed from 'dangerously ill' list; to Lowland Division Casualty Clearing Station Convalescent Depot, 12 August 1915 (gun shot wound and dysentery); discharged to duty, 12 September 1915; proceeded to rejoin unit, 22 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 30 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 48th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 9 March 1916.

Allocated letter 'A' owing to duplication of Regimental Number.

Detached for duty with 47th Bn, 31 March 1917.

Transferred to 48th Bn, 28 May 1918.

Detached to 47th Bn, 28 May 1918; rejoined 48th Bn, 11 July 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 12 October 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 27 October 1918.

Marched out for return to Australia, 21 January 1919.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Longbridge Deverill, 26 February 1919; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade from hospital, 5 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Armagh', 5 April 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 2 May 1919 (scabies); discharged from ship's hospital, 15 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 16 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 15 July 1919.

War service: 4 years 190 days (of which 4 years 27 days were abroad)

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

Cause of death: tuberculosis
Date of death20 January 1928
Age at death49
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BERMINGHAM Walter James

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