Bertram Lawrence FLAVEL

FLAVEL, Bertram Lawrence

Service Number: 6081
Enlisted: 18 September 1916, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia, 19 June 1898
Home Town: Murray Bridge, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engine Cleaner, South Australian Railways
Died: Killed in Action, France, 9 August 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 18
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bridgewater Honour Roll, Crafers WW1 Memorial, Jabuk War Memorial Gates, Murray Bridge Hospital Memorial Gates, Tailem Bend Roll of Honor to Loco Employees Murray Bridge
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World War 1 Service

18 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6081, 27th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, SA
6 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6081, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Afric embarkation_ship_number: A19 public_note: ''
6 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6081, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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 Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA: 1880 - 1954) Friday 20 September 1918


The late Private B. L. Flavel, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Flavel, of Bridgewater, who   was killed in action on August 9, was, prior to enlistment, employed in the loco running sheds at Murray Bridge. He enlisted on September 27, 1916, and was drafted to the Light Horse, but was transferred to the infantry at the end of October. He sailed for Europe in November, 1916, and saw service in France and Flanders. He was dangerously wounded on September 20, 1917, at Ypres, and had to spend five months in hospital in England. In February he was again on active   service. Private Flavel was only 20 years of   age at his death, and was a well-respected boy both at Murray Bridge and Bridgewater. He   was popular with his work-mates and was generally respected by the public. (