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James Abbott BEACH

Regimental number877
Date of birth13 June 1895
Place of birthSt Kilda, Victoria
SchoolBrighton Road State School, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
Address58 Sycamore Grove, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, James Beach, 58 Sycamore Grove, St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military service19th Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Other detailsWar service: Gallipoli (was at the landing with horses, but did not go ashore; subsequently went to the peninsula as a gunner and remained there until the evacuation in December); Egypt, France (Pozieres, Somme sector), Belgium (Ypres).

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