|Place of birth||Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E Beamish, Cobram Leap, Co Cork, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Served for 8 years in the Royal Navy.|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Army Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||26/99/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Corsican' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 28 May 1916; taken on strength of Fargo Hospital, Tidworth, 4 July 1916.
Found guilty at Tidworth, 27 July 1916, of being absent without leave, 25 July, to 26 July 1916 (6 hours): awarded 7 days' confinement to barracks; forfeited total of 1 day's pay; marched into No 2 Camp, Parkhouse, 21 September 1916; moved out to No 1 Training Bn, Perham Downs, 22 September 1916. Proceeded to France, 22 October 1916; marched into Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 23 October 1916; moved out from depot, 6 November 1916; joined 4th Bn in the field, 10 November 1916.
Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 21 December 1916, and transferred to Anzac Corps Receiving Station (influenza and bronchitis); to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 28 December 1916; to Ambulance Train '23', 30 December 1916, and transferred to 12th General Hospital, Rouen; discharged to depot, 5 January 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 7 January 1917; moved into the field, 16 January 1917.
Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 19 January 1917 (influenza); discharged to duty, 23 January 1917.
Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 10 May 1917; admitted to 5th Divisional Receiving Station, 11 May 1917 (put under observation); discharged to duty, 25 May 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 27 May 1917; proceeded on leave to the United Kingdom, 18 September 1917.
Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (shrapnel wound, abdomen); admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 5 October 1917; transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 October 1917; to 16th United States General Hospital, Treport, 6 October 1917. Proceeded to England on HS 'Cansbrook Castle', 17 October 1917; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, 18 October 1917; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 27 November 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 24 December 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Balmoral Castle', 1 February 1918; disembarked Sydney, 28 March 1918. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, 29 June 1918 (shrapnel wound, abdomen).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BEAMISH Richard|