LEST WE FORGET

Air Mechanic Second Class Carl Oscar BERG

Service No: 3297
Born: Hobart TAS, August 1879
Enlisted in the Army: 16 January 1918
Unit: No. 7 (Training) Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Illness (Pneumonia), At Sea (HMAT Sardinia), 30 October 1918, Aged 39 Years
Buried: At Sea
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Carl G. and Susan Berg; husband of Mary Magdaline Berg, of 286 Unwinsbridge Road, St. Peters, New South Wales. Born at Hobart, Tasmania
Place of Association: St Peters NSW
Remembered: Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Marrickville War Memorial, Marrickville NSW

Air Mechanic Berg was returning to Australia when he was taken ill and died.  He was one of eight Soldiers who were taken ill and died of influenza complicated by pneumonia during the voyage.  Those Soldiers were:

Driver Roy Hugh Rex (13308) Died: 28 October
Private William Lionel Cooper (233) Died: 29 October
Air Mechanic Second Class Carl Oscar Berg (3297) Died: 30 October
Company Sergeant Major John Francis Montgomery (5) Died: 2 November
Private Sydney Richard Rowe (165) Died: 2 November
Gunner Peter Aden Gresser (30919) Died: 4 November
Lance Corporal James Catt (14) Died: 6 November
Private David George Pratt (7036) Died: 8 November

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, BERG C
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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