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Harold Herbert BEAMES

Regimental number14105
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCellarman
AddressTea Tree Gully, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Adelaide Trafalgar Beames, Tea Tree Gully, South Australia
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name13th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When an ammunition dump was fired by enemy shelling he dashed into the burning dump and rescued and carried away several wounded men under heavy shell fire and frequent explosions. He set a fine example of courage in difficult circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 26 July 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 14104 Warrant Officer 1 Arthur Endicott BEAMES, 4th Divisional Engineers, returned to Australia, 28 August 1919.

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