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Daniel Leonard BEAMES

Regimental number5038
Place of birthPortland, Victoria
SchoolState School, Portland, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHurd Street, Portland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Mr D Beames, Hurd Street, Portland, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed 3 years in the Naval Forces.
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Place of enlistmentHamilton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death4 October 1917
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot XXV, Row D, Grave No. 7), Ploygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Daniel and Rebecca BEAMES, Hurd Street, Portland, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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