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Charles William BESWICK

Regimental number237
Place of birthPort Lincoln, South Australia
Address139 Mount Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMr J Beswick, 139 Mount Bay Road, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: Refers 19 April 1917.

FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as No. 1 of his gun tream. He rendered great assistance in covering the withdrawal of some mounted troops, remaining until the last man had left, under heavy rifle and shell fire. He showed splendid fearlessness and determination'.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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