Bernard Fritz Tempest MCPHIE


MCPHIE, Bernard Fritz Tempest

Service Number: 71
Enlisted: 28 September 1914, Rosehill Camp, Sydney
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: West Maitland, New South Wales, 1887
Home Town: Maitland, Maitland Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: West Maitland Superior Public School
Occupation: Drover
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 10 August 1915
Cemetery: 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery
Special Memorial A 43 Originally interred in Norfolk Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bolwarra Public School Memorial Tablet, Bolwarra War Memorial, Woodville Roll of Honor, Woodville Volunteers Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

28 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 71, 13th Infantry Battalion, Rosehill Camp, Sydney
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 71, 13th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 71, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
10 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 71, 13th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Bernard Fritz Tempest McPHIE was born in 1887 in West Maitland, NSW

His parents were John McPHIE and Ada Ellen WYNN who married in 1884 - Bernard was their only son and he had three sisters, Ella, Ivy & Clara

His father John died in 1894 and his mother Ada remarried in 1897 to a William MILLS in East Maitland

He enlisted at Rosehill Camp in Sydney on 28th September, 1914 and embarked with the 13th Infantry Battalion, A Company on the HMAT Ulysses from Melbourne on 22nd December, 1914

Bernard was Killed in Action on 10th August, 1915 and originally buried in the Norfolk Cemetery - later his grave could not be located so now his name is memorialised in the Special Memorial A 43 of the 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery in Gallipoli for soldiers whose graves could not be found

Medals:  1914-15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal