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Richard Harold BEAGLEY

Regimental number37
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressGreen Street, Brompton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinBrother, Ernest Alfred Beagley, Green Street, Brompton, South Australia
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 1 July 1915. Taken on strength, 32nd Battalion, 16 August 1915. Transferred to 52nd Battalion, 21 March 1916. Mortally wounded, 3 September 1916.
FateDied of wounds 3 September 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Date of death3 September 1916
Age at death26
Place of burialContay British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
154
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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