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Bertie Clifton PEARCE

Regimental number6310
Place of birthKadina South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressMuloowurtie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Pearce, Point Point, Muloowurtie, South Australia
Enlistment date16 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll6310A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as stretcher bearer during five days operations. On several occasions he worked throughout the day and night without resting. He carried wounded men long distances on his back under heavy fire. On one occasion, when a shell wounded the three other bearers, he, single handed, carried the wounded men to the aid post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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