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John Humphrey BEITH

Regimental number78
Place of birthBalmain, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolPrince Hill State School, North Carlton, Victoria
OccupationRailway employe
Address108 Barkly Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Beith,108 Barkly Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as a Sergeant in the Senior Cadets; Corporal in C Company, 60th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death12 July 1915
Age at death20
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 3), Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Eliza BEITH
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1951 Lance Corporal Harold James BEITH MM, Motor Transport Section, returned to Australia, 8 November 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 14 May 1915.

Promoted Corporal, 14 May 1915.

Killed in action, 12 July 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEITH John Humphrey

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