Bertram Stanley BACON


BACON, Bertram Stanley

Service Number: 5033
Enlisted: 6 January 1916, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Umbala, India, 1898
Home Town: Maude, Golden Plains, Victoria
Schooling: Sheoaks State School 1286
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Sarcoma of Ilium and Asthenia, Australia, 16 May 1920
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Church of England Section, 1.14.40
Memorials: Sheoaks State School No. 1286 Pictorial HR
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World War 1 Service

6 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5033, 8th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5033, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Melbourne
1 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5033, 8th Infantry Battalion
13 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1
16 May 1920: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 5033, 7th Infantry Battalion

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Son of Charles Henry Bacon of 21 St Larence Road, Dublin, Ireland

Disembarked Suez, 14 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 29 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 8 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 September 1916; taken on strength, 7th Bn, Belgium, 16 October 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 27 November 1916 (influenza), and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 1st New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 28 November 1916; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 30 November 1916; to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 11 December 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 31 December 1916.

On leave to England, 19 November 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 27 November 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 25 January 1918.

On leave to England, 12 December 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 3 January 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia (1915-16 Personnel), 20 March 1919; marched in to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 21 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Soudan', 12 May 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, 19 May 1919 (sciatica of right leg); disembarked Melbourne, 29 June 1919;

Discharged Melbourne, 13 August 1919.

Returned to Australia 12 May 1919

Died at No 11 Australian General Hospital (*sarcoma of ilium and asthenia). * a type of bone cancer