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William Leonard Colton BEER

Regimental number4142
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolPort Adelaide Model School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
AddressRosewater Post Office, Rosewater, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, A J Beer, Rosewater, South Australia
Previous military serviceWas engaged on naval duties at the outbreak of war.
Enlistment date16 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 June 1915
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 Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 13 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death22.3
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialSt. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row R, Grave No. 1), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
173
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew John and the late Elizabeth Ann BEER, Rosewater, South Australia. Native of Port Adelaide, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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