In May 1916, Bertram Voss stated that he was a 19 year old single orchardist from Huonville, where he had been born and educated. While at Maribyrnong he was allotted to the 120th Howitzer Battery until late March 1917 when he was taken on strength with the 14th Field Artillery Brigade. He was wounded in action in August 1918 sustaining a gunshot wound to his thigh and later treated at the 1st Birmingham War Hospital. After being given furlough he was marked down for return to Australia. Bertram returned to the Huon Valley and in 1920 married Violet Gadd. Together they had three daughters and a son. Another daughter was born out of his relationship with Elsie. Post war apple prices fell and Bertram moved to Hobart and worked as a linesman before moving to Longford. Bertram also served in World War 2 between 1942 and 1945. At discharge he was posted to Lines of Communication Signals.