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Percy Aylmer BEAUCHAMP

Regimental number4140
Place of birthPlympton, Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolRose Park State School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressEssex Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Beauchamp, Essex Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve, Largs Bay; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date13 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 April 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Was a Cadet in the Naval Department and was called up for sentry duty at Birkenhead when war was declared.'
FateKilled in Action 2 April 1917
Place of death or woundingNoreuil, nr Bullecourt, France
Date of death2 April 1917
Age at death22
Place of burialNoreil Australian Cemetery, Special Memorial (Row A, Grave 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
150
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St George the Martyr's Anglican Church, Goodwood, Adelaide, South Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the Glory of God. In Honour of Our Lady, Blessed Michael the Archangel, Blessed George the Martyr & of all the Blessed Saints. To the dear Memory of all those who went forth from this Altar, where they offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Christ, to give their lives in the Great War. This Screen is Blessed on Anzac Day 25 April 1922 being the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist.'
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 50th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 29 February 1916.

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

Accidentally injured in the field, 29 August 1916 (burns, left foot), and admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux; transferred to England, 5 September 1916, and admitted to Military Hospital, Chatham (scalded foot); transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 8 November 1916; to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 11 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 March 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 20 March 197.

Killed in action, 9 April 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEAUCHAMP Percy Aylmer

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