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Bertie David Lester BYE

Regimental number31639
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address546 Melbourne Road, Spotswood, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs L A Bye, 3 Bunbury Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date30 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 24, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/134/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 30 September 1916 - 24th Field Artillery Brigade, 9th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 23 November 1917.
FateKilled in Action 3 March 1918
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death31
Place of burialLa Plus Douve Farm Cemetry (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 1), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
17
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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