Leonard Ernest BEALE

Regimental number644
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Alfred Beale, Braefield, Nelson Road, Lindfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian General Hospital 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/66/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 28 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1919

Military Medal

'On the night of April 24th 1918 South of VILLERS BRETONNEUX, Private BEALE was one of the Field Ambulance Bearers posted with the R.M.O. 50th Australian Infantry Battalion. The R.M.O. went forward to locate the Battalion Headquarters and was killed. Wounded were brought back by the Regimental Bearers and Private BEALE worked in the open throughout the night dressing wounded under heavy shell and machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918