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Regimental number1887
Place of birthCrayford, Kent, England
SchoolCrayford National School, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShip steward
Address40 Woolwich Road, Bexley, Heath, Kent, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Bearham, 40 Woolwich Road, Bexley, Heath, Kent, England
Previous military serviceServed as Steward on SS "Ballarat" (Mercantile Marine), transporting troops.
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Date of death8 August 1918
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 15), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles John and Fances Hannah BEARHAM. Native of Crayford, Kent, England
Family/military connectionsCousin: Cpl A EDWARDS, 17th Battalion.

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