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Regimental number2577
Place of birthBairnsdale, Victoria
SchoolLower Boggy Creek State School, Gippsland, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTimber hewer
AddressMetung, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Bearham, Metung, Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 September 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death30 September 1918
Age at death22.2
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemeery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 43), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth BEARHAM, Metung, Victoria. Born at Lower Boggy Creek, Gippsland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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