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Bertram James BINGER

Regimental number1257
Place of birthNathalia, Victoria
AddressPO, Nathalia, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, A B Binger, PO, Nathalia, Victoria
Enlistment date13 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at Harbonnieres on 9 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 21 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918

Military Medal

'At HARBONNIERES, East of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on 9th August 1918, this N.C.O. was in charge of several squads of Stretcher Bearers engaged in evacuating the wounded from the battle field during the advance on VAUVILLERS. Though wounded in the head he repeatedly patrolled the Relay Posts under heavy enemy shell fire encouraging his men. By his courage and devotion to duty he set a splendid example to the men under his charge and is deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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