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Bertie Ernest TURK

Regimental number3940
Place of birthWapengo, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTinsmith
AddressPickering, Denman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs K C Turk, Pickering, Denman, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 May 1916
Age at death20.5
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 95), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
90
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Sheffield and Kathrine Jane TURK, 19 Laura Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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