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George James Leopold BEECHAM

Regimental number1238
Place of birthCondah, Victoria
SchoolState School, Condah, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLorry driver
AddressC/o Mrs Tott Franks, Ballarat Road, Hamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, George Beecham, Hamilton, Victoria
Previous military service71st Infantry; Nil
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1917
Place of death or woundingRheims Ridge, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row P, Grave No. 1), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Harriet BEECHAM, Belar Avenue, Mildura, Victoria, Australia. Native of Condah, Victoria, Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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