Service Record

BEINKE, Berthold Walter MM

Service no 3361
43rd Battalion

Born 04 October 1895 at Walloway, SA
Son of Adolph BEINKE and Johanna Bertha nee HABEL
Of Walloway, SA
Occupation before enlistment, working on the family farm
Enlisted on the 26 October 1916 at Adelaide, SA
Embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Served in France
Awarded the Military Medal on the 29 September 1918 near Bony, France
‘On 29th September 1918, during operation South of BONY, France, Private Beinke was a Company Stretcher Bearer and throughout the operation he worked without spell or rest devoting himself to rescuing and dressing and evacuating wounded, and at times going forward almost up to enemy positions in face of very heavy enemy fire in order to attend to wounded men.  His actions saved many lives and his splendid heroism was admired by all.’Returned to Australia 26 March 1919 per ‘Lancashire’