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Robert Arthur BEESLEY

Regimental number1765
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
SchoolPerth Central Boys' School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIron moulder
AddressHubert Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Robt Beesley, Hubert Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 1 June 1917
Place of death or woundingPloegsteert, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 1) Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Louisa BEESLEY, 61 Hubert Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia. Native of Perth, Western Australia

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