March On with Bert

Walk in the footsteps of a real-life hero

Raised so far

$86,275

Bert has walked

107.3km

Donors

773

Help our Patron of March On, as he sets himself the challenge of walking 96km and raising funds to support our modern-day service personnel and their families.

Donate now to help Sergeant Bert reach his fundraising target.

At 101 years young, Sergeant Bert Le-Merton is a true living legend. His bravery and sacrifice during World War 2 is admirable to say the least, all in the name of defending our “sunburnt country, and land of sweeping plains”.

His family have followed suit, with his children and grandchildren also defending our nation and communities on the frontline. It is clear that his passion for supporting our current and future generation of veterans and their families is close to his heart – and this is why he has chosen to invite you on this journey to support March On with Soldier On. 

Can you keep up with Sergeant Bert?

He is as fit as a fiddle, with his daily walking habit being the secret, he says, to a long and healthy life.

“If I can do it, you can too… so get up off your saddle and March On with me to support our veterans.”

Bert Le-Merton, 2020

  • Trevor Curran just donated $20.88
  • aaron dinsmore just donated $52.20
  • Tracie just donated $33.41
  • HYBPA just donated $500
  • Zoe Allardice just donated $5
  • Jason Young just donated $78.30
  • Chris O'Keefe just donated $515
  • Jenefer G just donated $20.88
  • Nick Duguid just donated $15.66
  • Bradley Price just donated $75
  • Douglas Adcock just donated $31.32
  • Anonymous just donated $25
  • Darren Moncrieff just donated $250
  • Haney Cho just donated $75
  • Jo Blatchley just donated $52.20
  • Melody Chaplin just donated $52.20
  • Anonymous just donated $20
  • Tim Evans just donated $167.04
  • Anonymous just donated $78.30
  • James Thkmpson just donated $52.20

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

$21

Trevor Curran

Keep up the good work, from one ex soldier to another.

$52

Aaron Dinsmore

$33

Tracie

What a incredible achievement Bert! Congratulations and thank you for your service!!

$500

Hybpa Channel 10

$5

Zoe Allardice

$78

Jason Young

What a legend you are Bert !!

$515

Chris O'keefe

Congratulations Bert Great achievement You are a truly inspirational .

$21

Jenefer G

$16

Nick Duguid

Keep up the amazing work Bert! I'm fascinated with WW2 at the moment and you are doing an amazing job!

$75

Bradley Price

True warrior! Inspiration!

$31

Douglas Adcock

Well done Bert!

$25

Anonymous

Congratulations Bert, what a great idea!.

$250

Darren Moncrieff

Well done Bert you are an inspiration keep on soldiering on...

$75

Haney Cho

$52

Jo Blatchley

$52

Melody Chaplin

What an inspiration and a national hero you are young Bert. Thank you for your service past, present and future.

$20

Anonymous

Inspiring effort.

$167

Tim Evans

Thank you for your service to our sunburnt country.

$78

Anonymous

You are a true legend Sergeant Le-Merton!

$52

James Thkmpson

Thankyou for our service men and woamen let's we forget

$10

Marijke Tanner

$78

Nial Finegan

Good luck Bert you are an inspiration

$52

Alan Crake

Fantastic achievement Bert!

$21

Julie Gobbart

Hi Sgt Bert, Well done Sgt Bert. You are such an inspiration. An amazing effort & for such a great cause. We hadn't heard of Soldier On before so many thanks. Cheers Malcolm & Julie.

$21

Anonymous

$78

Origin Energy Foundation

Matching Origin employee donation

$21

Josiah Bannister

hey bert, you're a true rolemodel for the Australian spirit. P.S you're looking great!

$78

Anonymous

Bloody long walk Sergeant. Bloody well done.

$78

James Doran

Awesome job Bert.

$10

Anonymous

$52

Origin Energy Foundation

Matching Origin employee donation

$52

Andre Brosnan

For a good cause. Keep up the good work

$10

Anonymous

You are amazing Bert 💛

$78

Lisa Paul

$78

Krampitz

Congratulations 🥳 and thank you 🙏🏻 If I even become half the person you are, then I would have done well 💞

$104

Andrew Hall

Thank you for your service. You are a Legend Sir.

$10

Anonymous

Good on you Mate!

$104

Deirdre Stratton

Thank you Sgt Bert. You are an amazing achiever and to be commended. Soldier On helped my son when he was in great need. I know first hand what they do. Thank you.

$52

Nancy Jones

$104

Gay Jackson

Congratulations Bert.. what an amazing achievement.

$31

Lois Cassidy

$42

Sarah Ervin

Congratulations Uncle Bert! We've loved watching your progress and all the attention you've been getting for such a great cause. Lots of love to you from Sarah, Nick, Miles, Mabel and Kit in Melbourne.

$75

Anonymous

$52

Jan Castell

Well done Bert, you're an inspiration for sure.

$78

Jayden Luke Coelho Coelho

$75

Robert

To Bert, with our thanks and admiration.

$500

Kathie Nebauer

$78

Sally Davies

You are an inspiration. I'm an old soldier's wife and we love what you're doing for our service men and women.

$52

Fltlt Alexander Le-merton

Congratulations Pa on achieving your goal, as I always knew you would. Thank you on behalf of all current and ex ADF members of the modern age. Your grandson, Alex.

$10

Anonymous

Hi again Bert, I'm feeling a bit silly, I meant to say, congratulations on walking the length of the Kokoda track, your a very inspirational man. From Sharon .

$52

Julie Edman

Hi Bert, Fantastic, donating this in memory of my dad who would be 103 years old now if he were still alive and who served in New Guinea during the second world war

$42

Stuart Collingburn

I want to thank you sir from the bottom of my heart for your service to this country and for you and your fellow diggers making this country the free and celebrated place it is today, you are a true inspiration and a symbol of mateship and what it means to be Australian. I salute you and your endeavours and your fellow diggers in the present and those in the past who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. God bless you

$105

Anonymous

$21

Anonymous

$21

Alison Tenorio

Thank you Bert for your service and your outstanding commitment to continue to serve your country

$21

Anonymous

Congratulations Bert on completing your walk of the Kokoda track, very inspirational. From Sharon.

$10

Debbie

Well done Bert! You're a legend!!!!

$104

Anonymous

Thank you for your service Sergeant Bert and for your efforts in raising much needed funds for our service personnel from the mum of a serving member of the ADF currently deployed overseas.

$52

Anonymous

Congratulations. You’re an inspiration, sir.

$75

Ed Griffiths

Great effort!! Thanks for your service, and for everyone else that has served, and might be doing it hard. Thankyou

$104

John Terpelle

$10

Mohammed Alam Alam

$21

Suzie Skelton

Good on you Bert, well done!

$157

Anonymous

thank you for your Service to this country then and now.

$10

Anonymous

Thank you for your work and sacrice. Do hope to serve in the adf one day soon as well. All the best

$21

Anonymous

$300

Steve Watkinson

Well done Bert, keep going 🚶‍♂️🚶‍♂️🚶‍♂️

$52

Rosie Campbell

$104

Odette Hansen

You are an amazing inspiration! Thank you

$52

Mel & Rod Minter

Great effort Bert!

$31

Neil Elson

Well done Bert!!

$100

Nikhil Chakrabarti

$75

Pauline Stanhope Stanhope

BLESS YOU AND YOURS

$78

Anonymous

$21

Claire Height

So inspired by your courage and motivation Bert, thank you

$10

Judith Gargosky

$209

Anonymous

Well done Bert , thankyou

$21

Julie Livermore

congratulations Bert, an amazing effort. Rest up now

$21

Robert Willmott

$75

Lynne & Kev Barry

BZ Bert!

$52

Susan Mclean

Our very own Captain Tom Moore. Well done. As the daughter of a WW1 and WW2 veteran I salute you xoxoxo

$167

Tayla Deering

Awesome job Bert!! Keep it up. Thanks for your service.

$21

Michelle Lazarus

Well Done!

$10

Caitlin Hughes Hughes

$52

Barry & Marion Jordan

So proud of your contribution to our Veterans welfare! Congratulations Sgt Bert.

$313

Jess And Angela

So inspiring! Thank you for bringing awareness. We're all so proud of you. Thank you for everything you've done for our country. Stay safe xx

$52

Rebecca Collins

Wonderful achievement, thank you raising awareness.

$10

Anonymous

$21

Carolyn Burge

Well done Bert! You're a true blue Aussie hero. Thank you so much!

$78

Luke Murphy

$21

Heidi Cairney

Well done on an amazing effort Bert. Thank you.

$52

Karen Moore

You have made such a difference to so many lives through your walk and making people who hadn't heard of Solider On before now aware there is help out there for people who need it. Lovely and kind people like Daniella who is part of the Solider On team and many others. Take care and much thanks x

$78

Bruce Grady

Well done Bert.Hope I can follow in your footsteps as 101.

$21

Anonymous

$16

Anonymous

Keep up the inspiring work Sgt Bert, it’s fantastic what you are doing!

$16

Belinda Gregor

$167

Janesh Senadeera

$78

Beck & Sean O'gorman

You are all sorts of awesome Bert.

$78

Anonymous

$50

Stacey Bourke

What an amazing effort! an inspiration