Berg, Wilbert Nugent (Sergeant, b.1896 - d.1919)

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Accession Number 2DRL/0442
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary, Letters
Maker Berg, Wilbert Nugent
Place made At sea, Egypt, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1915-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/4125
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection relating to 1132 Sergeant Wilbert Nugent Berg, who served initially with the 18th Battalion AIF before transferring to the 61st Battatalion AIF. Comprises two small diaries kept by Sgt Berg during 1915 to 1916, and 65 original letters handwritten by Sgt Berg to his parents and sister in Australia, during 1915-1916. The letters cover the period of his troopship voyage to Egypt, training, service on and evacuation from Gallipoli, his service in France, and his hospitalization in England and repatriation to Australia. Also includes one official letter advising Sgt Berg's family of him being wounded.