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Harold John BERNEY

Regimental number1624
Place of birthLiverpool, England
SchoolBordesley Green Board School, Birmingham, England (until 12); Central School, Bundaberg, Qld (until 14)
Age on arrival in Australia12
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Mr Nathaniel James Berney, Barolin Street, Bundaberg, Queensland
Previous military service4th Infantry; Corporal in the Boy Cadets, Bundaberg, Qld
Enlistment date28 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1624A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Date of death7 June 1917
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialSanctuary Wood Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 43), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Nathaniel James and Louisa BERNEY. Gooroolba, Queensland. Born at Liverpool, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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