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Ernest Alfred BEAGLEY

Regimental number3043
Place of birthPort Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBrickmaker
AddressGreen Street, Brompton, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8.25"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs F M Beagley, Green Street, Brompton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Discharge date20 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 12th Bn, Mudros, 4 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 6 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 52nd Bn, 1 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 12 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 28 February 1918.

Transferred to 50th Bn, 16 May 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 December 1918 (pyrexia), and transferred same day to 52nd Casualty Clearing Station; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 18 December 1918; to England, 24 December 1918, and admitted to Birmingham War Hospital, 25 December 1918 (influenza).

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 14 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ascanius', 9 Febuary 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 21 March 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 20 May 1919.

Total war service: 3 years 309 days (of which 3 years 166 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 May 1972
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEAGLEY Ernest Alfred

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