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Roy Dudley BEALE

Regimental number3009
Place of birthClarence River New South Wales
AddressRidgelands via Gladstone, North Coast Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Thomas Charles Beale, Ridgelands via Gladstone, North Coast Line, Queensland
Enlistment date12 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 4 October 1917

Bar to Military Medal

Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919

Military Medal

'North of POLYGON WOOD on 27th/28th September, 1917, for excellent work as scout and guide. On the night 27th/28th September, 1917, when acting as guide to working party he showed great courage and initiative. The enemy commenced shelling heavily along the track being used. Private BEALE halted the party and went forward alone and found an alternative route. He returned and guided the party safely to their destination. He also volunteered to reconnoitre the adjoining Sectors, especially the left sector which the Battalion expected to relieve. He proceeded to the front line in left sector and gained all information possible and supplied a map showing same which he sketched.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Bar to Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2340 Pte Joseph BEALE, 4th Machine gun Bn, returned to Australia, 16 March 1919.
Date of death11 June 1968
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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