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Allan Edward BEEKS

Regimental number278
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolPyrmont State School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical engineer
Address70 Short Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Mr Beeks, 70 Short Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 44th Battery, Australian Field Artillery, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Gallantry and devotion to duty at Contalmaison.'

FateKilled in Action 12 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death12 November 1916
Age at death22.10
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground, Grass Lane (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 3), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Field of Mars Cemetery, Ryde, New South Wales. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: Allan Wallace and Annie BEEKS, 38 Thomas Street, Balmain. Native of Alexandria, New South Wales

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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