|Place of birth||Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, Ireland|
|Address||'Kiree', North Parade, Campsie, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||48|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs E Beers, North Parade, Campsie, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the Royal Australian Artillery for 9 years; Instructional Staff, Army Medical Corps, for 16 years; Army Medical Corps P Services for 1 year.|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||HON LT (QM)|
|Unit name||1st Field Ambulance|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||26/44/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Major|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Australian Army Medical Corps|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
On temporary duty at No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 14 August 1915. Appointed Quartermaster and Honorary Captain, ANZAC Headquarters, Cairo, 22 November 1915.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 4 April 1916. Admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 7 June 1916 (influenza, mild); discharged to duty, 13 June 1916. On leave to England, 13 October 1916; rejoined hospital, 22 October 1916. On leave to United Kingdom, 16 July 1917; rejoined hospital, 26 July 1917. Appointed Quartermaster and Honorary Major, 1 September 1917.
Proceeded to AIF Headquarters, London, for temporary duty, 15 February 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board 'Dunvegan Castle' ('for family reasons' - wife's ill health: Colonel T.H. Dodds, Deputy Adjutant General, AIF HQ, attached Australian Corps, France, 26 February 1918, approved his return to Australia '[I]n view of his age and long service in the A.I.F.'), 13 March 1918; left Capetown on board HT 'Tofua, 21 May 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 14 June 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, 30 June 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BEERS Edward St John|