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William George BEAMS

Regimental number2620
SchoolState School, Rainbow, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRainbow, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, George Beams, Rainbow, Victoria
Enlistment date15 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularReal name: William George BOEHM. He left Australia with the 46th Bn, was wounded in France, and after returning from hospitalisation in England, joined the 2nd Machine Gun Bn.
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingBellicourt, France
Date of death3 October 1918
Age at death19.5
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBellicourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row K, Grave No. 9), France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
BEAMS, (See BOEHM), the true family name. Parents: George Christian and Elizabeth Lydia BOEHM, Rainbow, Victoria

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