|Place of birth||Sheffield, England|
|Other Names||Thomas Joseph|
|Address||Drouin PO, Drouin, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, J M Beston, PO, Warragul, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in the 48th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Lance Corporal|
|Unit name||14th Battalion, D Company|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||2334|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery , Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, Rest Gully, Anzac, 12 October 1915; transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 20 October 1915 (diarrhoea), and transferred to Hospital Ship; admitted to St Patrick's hospital, Malta, 27 October 1915 (debility); transferred to All Saints' Hospital, 24 November 1915; discharged from hospital in Malta, 7 December 1915, and embarked for Egypt fit for Active Service.
Admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 13 January 1916 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea), and admitted to Detention Barracks; discharged to duty, 16 March 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 64 days,
Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 3 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 17 July 1916'.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BESTON Thomas James|