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Michael BEVERLEY

Regimental number5338
Place of birthNorwich, England
SchoolOundle School, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockman
AddressJames Street, Guildford, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinFather, Dr M Beverley, Shrubbery Scole, Norfolk, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Consistent good work and gallantry as ration carrier.'
Recommendation date: 16 October 1917

FateKilled in Action 26 March 1918
Date of death27 March 1918
Age at death44
Age at death from cemetery records44
Place of burialBedford House Cemetery (Plot X, Row F, Grave No. 20), Enclosure No. 4, Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
55
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Marian BEVERLEY, Scole, Norfolk, England.
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations at BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on 6th Oct., 1917, Pte. BEVERLEY was conspicuous by his consistent good work and gallantry. On one occasion when carrying rations to the front line several of his party were wounded. Though subjected to intense enemy shell fire this soldier with great coolness assisted to carry them to the aid post and eventually finished his journey and delivered the rations at their destination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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