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Wilfred Heard BEER

Regimental number27205
Place of birthStanmore New South Wales
SchoolArncliffe Public School, NSW
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressKnight Street, Arncliffe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, C H Beer, Railway Street, Rockdale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets and in the Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 20
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battery, 1st Australian Field Artillery
FateDied of wounds 3 November 1917
Place of death or woundingAnzac Ridge, Ypres Sector, Belgium
Date of death3 November 1917
Age at death22.8
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row HH, Grave No. 7), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Heard and Amelia BEER, 64 Railway Street, Rockdale, Sydney
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Lt Harold Rupert BEER, MC; Sgt Charles Clifford BEER.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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