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Regimental number828
Place of birthDigby, Victoria
SchoolState School No 297, Heywood, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCrystal Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, A H Beeson, Heywood, Victoria
Previous military serviceCitizen Forces
Enlistment date29 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 July 1916
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 35), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: A.H. and Martha BEESON, Hepwood, Victoria.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to Convalescent Camp, Cairo, 12 May 1915; discharged to duty, 24 May 1915; taken on strength, 10th Bn, Gallipoli, 2 June 1915; awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 1, Gallipoli, 22 July 1915; to hospital, 3 October 1915 (gastro enteritis); rejoined unit, 5 October 1915; admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance, Mudros, 22 November 1915; transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Mudros, 27 November 1915 (enteritis); to Lowland Command Depot, 6 December 1915; after Gallipoli campaign, disembarked at Alexandria, 29 December 1915.

Transferred to 1st Pioneer Bn, 13 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disebarked Marseilles, 2 April 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, France, 16 April 1916 (mumps); transferred to British Isolation Hospital, 16 April 1916; to No 9 General Hospital, St Omer, 16 April 1916; discharged, 7 May 1916; rejoined unit, 9 May 1916.

Wounded in action, France, 26 July 1916; admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 26 July 1916 (shrapnel wound, chest and testicle); died of wounds, France, 26 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEESON Albert

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