Berg, Air Mechanic Class II Carl Oscar (3297)

Australian Flying Corps

Carl Berg was born on 5 August 1879 in Hobart, Tasmania. After an apprenticeship with the NSW Railways, he worked as a Coachbuilder and Woodworker, and lived in Marrickville, NSW. After nine year’s service in the AMF, he enlisted in the AIF on 8 January 1918 at Victoria Barracks, Sydney and, after basic training at the Show Ground Camp and Liverpool, he transferred to the AFC at Laverton, Victoria, on 21 February; he departed from Sydney on RMS Osterley on 8 May 1918 with a batch of AFC reinforcements. After arrival at Liverpool, England, he served with No 7 Training Squadron AFC at Leighterton. He was to return to Australia and be posted to the Central Flying School on October 1918. On the voyage home in HM Carrier D24 Sardinia it was intended that he was to undertake Submarine Guard Duty. However, he died from pneumonia following influenza while at sea on 30 October 1918. AM Berg was one of eight members of the AIF who died from pneumonia on the voyage.

AMII C O Berg has no known grave and is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Lincolnshire, England.

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