Biography

Birth date: 1896
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Braidwood
Death date: 16 November 1929
Death place: Australia: New South Wales, Kiama
Final rank: Sergeant
Service number: 1132 - First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 18th Australian Infantry Battalion

Wilbert Nugent Berg was born near Braidwood, New South Wales and worked as a butcher before the First World War. His parents were Walter Samuel and Ellen (Nelly) Berg of Sydney. Berg married Mildred Phillips in 1915 before he enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force.

On 10 February 1915, he enlisted in the AIF at Liverpool, New South Wales. He was assigned to the 18th Battalion and departed Sydney aboard HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915. Wilbert Berg left England to return to Australia on 15 April 1918. During the post-war years, Wilbert Berg worked as a press photographer and died on 16 November 1929.

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 25 June 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Photograph

H15506

Portrait of Sergeant Wilbert Nugent Berg of the 18th Battalion, AIF. (Donor W.S. Berg)

H15506

Digitised Collection

Diary of Wilbert Berg, 1915-1916

Diary relating to First World War service of 1132 Corporal Wilbert Nugent Berg, 18th Infantry Battalion. This diary covers the period from 15 August 1915 - 9 January 1916.

RCDIG0000242

Diary of Wilbert Berg, 1916

Diary relating to the First World War service of 1132 Corporal Wilbert Nugent Berg, 18th Infantry Battalion. This diary covers the period from 9 January 1916 [first entry has incorrect date of 1915] - 29 September 1916.

RCDIG0000243

Letters from Wilbert Berg to his family, 1915-1918

Letters relating to First World War service of 1132 Sergeant Wilbert Nugent Berg, 18th Infantry Battalion. These letters were written by Berg to his family between 26 June 1915 and 12 March 1918. File contains: Letter from Will to parents and sister, 26 June 1915; Letter from Will to parents and...

RCDIG0000244

Private Record

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

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... Maker: Berg, Wilbert Nugent

2DRL/0442 (With records)

Timeline

Date of birth 1896
Date of embarkation 1915-06-25
Date of death 1929-11-16