Claude Leslie BERRIMAN

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BERRIMAN, Claude Leslie

Service Number: 3127
Enlisted: 4 October 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gawler, South Australia, 29 September 1888
Home Town: Gawler, Gawler, South Australia
Schooling: Gawler Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in Action, Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium, 15 October 1917, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried in the Military Cemetery at Broodseinde, Belgium. After the war his grave could not be located YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Gawler Council Gawler Men Who Answered the Call WW1 Roll of Honor, Kilburn Islington Railway Workshops Honour Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Port Adelaide S.A. Railways Carriage and Wagon Dept. Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

4 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3127, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3127, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide

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Biography

"...3127 Private Claude Leslie Berriman, 50th Battalion from Gawler, South Australia. A 28 year old carpenter prior to enlisting on 4 October 1916, he embarked for overseas with the 8th Reinforcements of the 50th Battalion from Adelaide on 16 December 1916 aboard HMAT Berrima. Following further training in England, he arrived in France and joined the 50th Battalion on 15 July 1917. Three months later, he was killed in action on 15 October 1917 and buried in the Military Cemetery at Broodseinde, Belgium. After the war his grave could not be located and he is now commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, Belgium with others who have no known grave." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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