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James Leslie BESWICK

Regimental number1246
Place of birthNorth Down, Tasmania
Other NamesLeslie James
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressUlverstone, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs H. Beswick, Unlverstone, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date19 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 November 1915
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No 15), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
106
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Harriett BESTWICK, Burnie, Tasmania. Native of North Down, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 136 Pte Basil BESWICK DCM MM, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 June 1919; 606 Lance Corporal Morton Ernest BESWICK, 40th Bn, killed in action, 28 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as James Lisle BESWICK.

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