|Place of birth||Bridgewater, Victoria|
|School||State School No 1097, Bridgewater, Victoria|
|Address||Bridgewater on Loddon, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs K. Beachley, Bridgewater on Loddon, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||7th Battalion, H Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/24/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||7th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||18.5|
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 7), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Parents: Henry Alfred and Catherine BEACHLEY, Lyndhurst Street, Bridgewater-on-Loddon, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Proceeded to the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.
Reported as wounded in action between 25 April 1915 and 2 May 1915.
Now, 22 May 1915, posted as 'Missing in Action, Gallipoli Peninsula, 25 April 1915'.
Now, 29 December 1915, confirmed as 'Wounded and Missing in Action, Gallipoli Peninsula, 25 April 1915'.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 5 June 1916, pronounces fate as 'Killed in Action, Gallipoli Peninsula, 25 April 1915'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 0290504K, 822 Pte William SULLIVAN, 7th Bn (patient, Luna Park Hospital, Heliopolis), 124 February 1916: 'Beachley was shot through the chest in a charge at Cape Helles. His chest was riddled with machine gun bullets. He was lying in Krithia Nulla as witness charged up and also when he returned. Beachley refused to be taken back. He said he knew he was done for. He appeared to be bleeding to death fast. The ground he lay on was retired over, but was retaken afterwards. Beachley was stunned by a shell at the Anzac landing, but got well sufficiently to go to Helles.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BEACHLEY Hubert Godfrey
Red Cross File No 0290504K