George Tennyson (Ten) BERNIE

BERNIE, George Tennyson

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Cavalry Division
Born: Young, New South Wales Australia, 15 March 1884
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: H.M Customs Officer
Died: Thought to be Depression., Kensington,New South Wales Australia, 26 May 1939, aged 55 years
Cemetery: Privately Cremated
Memorials: Sydney NSW Dept. of Trade and Customs Great War Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

19 Dec 1917: Involvement Lieutenant, 1st Cavalry Division
19 Dec 1917: Embarked Lieutenant, 1st Cavalry Division, HMAT Ulysses, Sydney

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Biography contributed by john Bernie

George Tennison Bernie born 15 March 1884 in Young, New South Wales, with the death of his mother Sarah (Clift) Bernie on 21 Dec 1884 and he just 9 months old was put in the care of Henry and Alice (Clift Sarah's Sister) Sivell to bring up, hence term favorite Uncle and Aunty.. George had a good life working first for the govt telephone company and moved around the state of NSW in his employment where he meet his to be wife Minni Agnes Caldwell, they moved to Sydney and had 3 Children. Next he started work as an Examining officer, H M Customs in Sydney. First world war he was called up first due to his telegraph knowledge and trained others in the field before going over seas as a Lieutenant grade 2, in the field promoted to class 1 and in charge of 1st Divisional Signal Company horse brigade and in charge of a unit being the 24th Battalion where he was Promoted date: 3 December 1917. Returning home in 1919 he returned to the the Aust Customs. The war played bad on him with we believe depression until on the 26 May 1939 in Kensington, New South Wales, Australia he took his own life