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Charlie Milne BEALE

Regimental number2727
Place of birthChilders, Queensland
AddressChilders, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9.5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Beale Sen, Childers, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 23 September 1918

Meritorious Service Medal

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistent good work and devotion to duty as Signal Sergeant, No 5 Section. In all operations since 14th April 1918 this N.C.O. has carried out his work in an able and efficient manner, often working under heavy enemy fire and adverse circumstances, and for long periods. By his untiring energy, willingness, and cheerfulness Sergeant BEALE has at all times set a splendid example to his section.' Second statement reads: 'For extreme devotion to duty and gallant work. Sergeant BEALE has during the operations of 4th July and 8th August 1918 near Hamel by his courage initiative and gallantry been greatly instrumental in maintaining communications between M.G. Battalion Headquarters and Batteries. He has repeatedly under heavy shell fire supervised and encouraged his men and it has been greatly due to his efforts that this new section has been able to maintain excellent communications.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Discharge date3 May 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 733 Pte William BEALE, 31st Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1918.
Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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