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John Crozier BEACOM

Regimental number6946
Place of birthBarrawang New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Burrawang, NSW
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMaleny, Landsborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Beacom, Clunes, Richmond River, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted October 1916, trained on Salisbury Plain, England. Arrived in France, 3 June 1917. Wounded in Belgium (nr Hill 63) at the beginning of March 1918, being hit in the leg by a HE shell after holding the line for 50 days. After hospitalisation in England, he had 14 days' leave which he spent in Ireland, followed by a further 4 days' leave in England for good conduct. He returned to France in mid July 1918, and was killed in action on 13 August 1918.
FateKilled in Action 13 August 1918
Date of death13 August 1918
Age at death36.4
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plit IV, Row G, Grave No. 4), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Elizabeth BEACOM. Born at Burrawang, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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