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William Abraham BEAMISH

Regimental number4364
Place of birthWerribee, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoal miner
AddressKorumburra, Victoria
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation29.7
Height5' 7"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinSister-in-Law, Mrs Jeanette Marion Beamish, Fumina via Neerim North, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1917
Discharge date20 June 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 19 October 1917; discharged (wounded: gun shot wound, right arm), Melbourne, 20 June 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 May 1946
Place of burialKorumburra Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEAMISH William Abraham

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