Bertie Oscar LUCAS

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LUCAS, Bertie Oscar

Service Number: 1694
Enlisted: 6 March 1916, Port Wakefield, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kulpara, South Australia, 23 July 1888
Home Town: Port Wakefield, Wakefield, South Australia
Schooling: Port , South Australia
Occupation: Farm hand
Died: Pneumonia, Belgium, 6 February 1919, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Belgrade Communual Cemetery
Plot V. Row B. Grave 15, name also located panel 146 at the AWM
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Kulpara District Council Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1694, 48th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1694, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
6 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Port Wakefield, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT Aeneas A60
Date unknown: Involvement 48th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

Born  23 July 1888 in Kulpara, South Australia
(SA Birth Records 1842 - 1906 Book: 420 Page: 68 District: Gil.)

Father Oscar Charles Lucas (b. 5/9/1861 near Port Wakefield - d. ____)
          (his parents Charles LUCAS and Mother Emma ENGLAND)
          (SA Birth record 1842 - 1906 Book: 23 Page: 425 District: Cla.)
and
Mother Mary Ann Lucas (nee Penfold, b. 26/7/1857 Peachy Belt SA - d. 1943)
           (her parents Frederick PENFOLD and Mother Ann STEVENS)
           (SA Birth record 1842 - 1906 Book: 12 Page: 649 District: PtG.)
living at Port Wakefield, South Australia.

Sibling:
Brother  Albert Charles Frederick LUCAS  (b. 25/5/1880 Inkerman SA - d. ____)
              (SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 240 Page: 285 District: Gil.)

Sister      Emma Matilda LUCAS  (b. 24/6/1881 Inkerman SA - d. ____)
               (SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 263 Page: 66 District: Gil.)

Brother   Samuel Percival LUCAS  (b. 31/3/1883 Inkerman SA - d. ____)
              (SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 302 Page: 364 District: Gil.)

Sister      Agnes Aminda LUCAS  (b. 18/7/1885 Inkerman SA - d. ____)
               (SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 354 Page: 444 District: Gil.)

Sister     Ann Pearl LUCAS   (b. 20/10/1886 in Kulpara SA - d. 11/7/1939)
              (SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 383 Page: 289 District: Gil.) 

HIMSELF  BERTIE OSCAR LUCAS

Sister      Myrtle Blanche LUCAS  (b. 14/5/1890 Kulpara SA - d. ____)
               (SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 459 Page: 270 District: Dal.)

Brother    Alfred George LUCAS  (b. 6/4/1892 Bald Hills SA - d. ____)
               (SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 499 Page: 12 District: Gil.)

Brother    Arthur Ernest LUCAS  (b. 2/7/1894 Bald Hills SA - d. ____)
               (SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 546 Page: 36 District: Gil.)

Brother     Edward Charles LUCAS  (b. 12/7/1896 Bald Hills SA - d. ____)
                (SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 588 Page: 5 District: Gil.)


Wife
Mrs Annie Burnell Lucas (nee Merrett), living at Plympton, South Australia
          (married 16/3/1908 in Balaklava, South Australia)

Children
Son            Oscar James Lucas (b. 2/6/1908 Port Wakefield - d. 13/2/1995)
                 (SA Birth Record 1907 - 1928, Book : 803 Page : 393 District : Gil.) 

Daughter   Estelle Blanche Lucas (b. 7/6/1909 Port Wakefield - d. ____)
                 (SA Birth Record 1907 - 1928, Book: 823 Page : 142 District : Gil.)
                 married to ____ TILLEY.

Son           Douglas Raymond Lucas  (b. 1/11/1910 Port Wakefield - d. ____)
                 (SA Birth Record  1907 - 1928, Book: 852 Page : 38 District : Gil.)

Son            William George Lucas (b. 27/8/1911 Port Wakefield - d. ____)
                 (SA Birth Record 1907 - 1928, Book : 868 Page : 468 District : Gil.)

Described on enlisting as 27 years 7 months old; married; 5' 4 1/4" tall; 130 lbs;
fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair; Methodist.

22/2/1916     completed medical in Adelaide - fit for service

6/3/1916       Enlisted in Adelaide, South Australia

11/3/1916     Commanding Officer appointed Bertie to A Company,
                    2nd Depot Battalion, Mitcham Camp

11/4/1916     Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide, on board HMAT Aeneas A60
                    as a Private with 48th Infantry Ballation, 2nd reinforcements

29/4/1916     Sick with Measles
                     transferred to No.1 Military Hospital, Colombo
29/5/1916      rejoined 12th Training Battalion

6/7/1916       Taken on strength of 4th Divisional Base Depot, Tel-El-Kebir

6/8/1916       proceeded overseas on board Megantic
                     to join British Expeditionary Forces, ex Alexandria

20/8/1916     Taken on strength of 12th Training Battalion

23/9/1916     proceeded overseas to France to join unit

7/10/1916     taken on strength into 48th Battalion

1/11/1916     sick with Influenza, off to hospital, in the field
6/11/1916     transferred to 31st Ambulance Train, Amiens, France
7/11/1916     admitted to 2nd Canadian General Hospital

19/11/1916    sick with Influenza
                     embarked on board HS Dunluce Castle at Havre, France for England

20/11/1916    admitted with Severe Influenza
                     to 5th Southampon General Hospital, England

9/2/1917       granted furlough (leave) to England
24/2/1917     returned from leave, into Parkholme, England

28/3/1917      taken on strength to 70th Battalion

29/4/1917      proceed overseas to France, ex Folkestone, England
30/4/1917      joined Depot from England, into Etaples, France

13/5/1917      taken on strength into 48th Battalion

4/6/1917        detached for duty to 4th Divisional Pack Train
14/6/1917      rejoined unit

4/8/1917        detached for duty to 4th Divisional Pack Train
28/8/1917      rejoined unit

21/9/1917      detached for duty to 4th Divisional Pack Train
2/10/1917      rejoined unit

7/8/1918        on leave to UK
23/8/1918      returned from leave, France

30/1/1919      Sick - Influenza -to hospital, France
                     admitted to 48th Casualty Clearing Station, France

5/2/1919        dangerously ill - Influenza

6/2/1919        Died of Pneumonia (30 years old)
                      at 48th Casualty Clearing Station 
buried in:        Belgrade Communual Cemetery, Namur, Belgium
                      Plot V. Row B. Grave 15                    

Medals:
British War medal (36890); Victory medal (36597); Memorial Plaque
and Memorial Scroll (355298).

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  28/2/2015.  Lest we forget.

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