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William Arthur BEECHEY

Regimental number2786
Place of birthSt Helens, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSt Helens, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John Beechey, Pyengana, Tasmania
Enlistment date12 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 6 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 September 1950
Age at death56
Place of burialPyengana Cemetery, Tasmania

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