FRENCH, Bertie

Service Number: 2412
Enlisted: 14 September 1914
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: 1st Australian Reserve Park
Born: Scottsdale, Tas., 1893
Home Town: Scottsdale, Dorset, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Scottsdale, Tas., 6 January 1933, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springfield Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 2412, 1st Australian Reserve Park
20 Oct 1914: Involvement SN 2412, 1st Australian Reserve Park
20 Oct 1914: Embarked SN 2412, 1st Australian Reserve Park, HMAT Armadale, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Mr. Bert. French, 39 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. French, died at his parents' home in Arthur street on Friday afternoon. Deceased was a staff Sergeant in the A.I.F., and served in the Great War from 1914 to the signing ot the Armistice in 1918. He had been ill for the last two years, and his condition gradually became worse. On Monday he took a serious turn, but temporarily recovered, and on Friday afternonn he was sitting up in bed, when he suddenly fell back and expired. Deceased was buried in the Springfield Methodist Cemetery on Saturday afternoon.