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Willis Henry BEEVER

Regimental number1307
Place of birthAlexandria, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSewerage inspector
Address38 Wardie Street, South Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Clara Maud Beevers, 38 Wardie Street, South Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty east of YPRES. On the 13th October, 1917, this N.C.O. was in charge of ammunition for his Battery in the HANNEBEEK Valley. When in the vicinity of BELLEWARDE Ridge he was wounded by shell fire but - though suffering great pain - he remained on duty and delivered the ammunition under his charge to his Battery. Throughout his service this N.C.O. has set a fine example of devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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

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