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Jack BEAZLEY

Regimental number2952
Place of birthWyalong, New South Wales
Other NamesJohn Stephen
SchoolWyalong Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressWyalong Hotel, Wyalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E A Beazley, Wyalong Hotel, Wyalong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces, 2nd Military District.
Enlistment date1 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2932
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 31 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBeersheba, Palestine
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 59), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Wyalong Roll of Honour. Parents: John Stephen and Edith Amelia BEAZLEY, 6 Alexander Avenue, Mosman, Sydney. Native of Wyalong, New South Wales~
Family/military connectionsBrother: 73 Pte James BEAZLEY, 12th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 28 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 2 December 1915 (mumps); discharged, 6 January 1916. Transferred to 56th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 21 January 1916.

Transferred to 12th Light Horse Regiment, Ferry Post, 27 April 1916; taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 29 April 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 19 November 1916 (pyrexia); transferred to 3rd Welsh Ambulance, 19 November 1916; discharged, 24 November 1916.

Detached to Imperial School of Instruction, Marakeb, 15 May 1917 (Bombing Course 'B'); rejoined unit, Tel el Fara, 27 May 1917.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 27 May 1917 (tonsillitis); transferred to 36th Stationary Hospital, Mohamediya, 2 June 1917; discharged, 12 June 1917.

Taken on strength, 4th Training Regiment, Moascar, 13 June 1917; rejoined 12th Light Horse Regiment, 9 July 1917.

Killed in action, Beersheba, 31 October 1917. Buried, 1 November 1917. File states: 'Died from shot wounds, 31 October 1917. Group 3-7th from right. there are 5 (Five) Groups in this Locality within 50 (Fifty) yards of each other. The Bodies are numbered from Right of each separate Group, facing N.E. Site: 2 miles S.E. of Beersheba, 400 yards S. of road. Chaplain: Rev W.J. Dunbar CF (Meth).'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal