27/01/1916- Completed Medical Examination Blackboy Hill WA and attached to No. 47 Depot
1/02/1916- To Artillery Reinforcements as Gunner
12/02/1916- To 23rd Howitzer Brigade Maribyrnong VIC to 109th Battery
18/07/1916- To Training Camp England ex Australia
27/10/1916- Admitted Fargo Military Hospital England ( Bronchitis )
31/12/1916- Proceeded Overseas France ex Southampton England
6/01/1917- To 27th Field Artillery Brigade in the field France
12/01/1917- To 3rd Australian Artillery Details Rouen France ex Rest Camp
10/03/1917- To 3rd Division Ammunition Column in the field France
20/03/1917- To Australian General Base Depot Etaples France
18/05/1917- Transferred 2nd Division Ammunition Column in the field France as Gunner
26/05/1917- Transferred and Mustered as Driver
22/07/1917- To 5th Field Artillery Brigade 14th Battery as Driver
8/10/1917- Granted Leave England ex Belgium
21/10/1917- Rejoined Field Artillery Battery Belgium ex Leave
16/11/1917- Admitted Hospital Belgium ( Scabies ) ex 2/2 Lancs Field Ambulance ex 50th Casualty Clearing Station
1/12/1917- Rejoined Unit in the field Belgium ex Hospital
31/03/1919- Attached to 4th Field Artillery Brigade in the field France
11/04/1919- Embarked from Australian General Base Depot Havre France bound for Southampton England
12/04/1919- To No. 2 Group Sutton Veny England
18/06/1919- Embarked England for Australia per ” Ormonde ”
24/07/1919- Disembarked Fremantle WA ex England
7/09/1919- Discharged from Service ( Termination of Period of Enlistment ).


British War Medal – No. 10127

Victory Medal – No. 10034



From Bunbury Herald and Blackwood Express of Friday 19 November 1920 – ” Bertie OLD died in the Bunbury Hospital on 30 October due to fracture of the base of the skull, compression of the brain from haemhorrhage, and shock.

Bertie was involved in an altercation behind the Donnybrook Hotel on 30 October 1920, whilst being much under the influence of liquor. When knocked to the ground, his skull struck a stone protruding approximately one inch above the surrounding stones .

 Police had arrested  the other fighter , witnessed to have  contributed to Bertie Old’s death, however the Court jury found – ” Death due to misadventure, no blame being attachable to anyone “.