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James BEGGS

Regimental number1154
Place of birthKerang, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSleeper hewer
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Beggs, Kerang, Victoria
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 773 Pte Henry BEGGS, Imperial Camel Corps, returned to Australia, 17 July 1916; 774 Pte David BEGGS, Australian Veterinary Hospital, returned to Australia, 3 March 1919; 1190 Pte Arthur Ernest BEGGS, 57th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 May 1917.

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