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Ernest James BEASEY

Regimental number225
Place of birthWorcester, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address515 Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 8.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinHenry Beasey, 53 Spring Gardens, Tything, Worcester, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Worcester Rifles; resigned; application to enlist notes 'Speaks German & have (sic) travelled all cities & towns of Germany & Austria & Hungary'.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 1 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Discharge date29 May 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Returned to Alexandria, date not recorded. Found guilty, Alexandria, 7 June 1915, of being absent without leave: forfeited 1 day's pay.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Western Frontier Force (anti-Senussi campaign), 18 December 1915; date of return not recorded.

Transferred to No 2 Company, Army Service Corps, 16 March 1916.

Admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 21 March 1916 (dysentery); discharged to duty, 1 April 1916.

Proceeded overseas to England; date not recorded.

Appointed Acting Lance Corporal, 13 June 1916.

Found guilty, 14 April 1917, of in London (1) failing to salute an officer; (2) being improperly dressed: reprimanded.

Attached for temporary duty to Headquarters, AIF Depots in the United Kingdom, Bhurtpore Barracks, Tidworth, 7 June 1917.

Promoted E[xtra] R[egimental] Sergeant, 7 June 1917.

Detached from duty, and marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 October 1917; reverted to permanent rank of Lance Corporal on marching out.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 21 December 1917; disembarked, 14 February 1918; discharged (medically unfit: concussion: cause not recorded), Melbourne, 29 May 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Returned to England by 1925.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEASEY Ernest James

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