Topic: AIF - 4B - 12 LHR
12th LHR, AIF
12th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Jack Beazley's name on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial
Service number: 2952
Rank: Trooper [Tpr]
Unit: 12th Australian Light Horse
Date of death: 31 October 1917
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery or memorial details: PALESTINE 1 Beersheba War Cemetery
War Grave Register notes: BEAZLEY, Tpr. Jack, 2952. 12th Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 31st Oct., 1917. Age 23. Son of John Stephen and Edith Amelia Beazley, of 6, Alexander Avenue, Mosman, Sydney. Native of Wyalong, New South Wales. D. 59.
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army
A brief military biography of Jack Beazley from The AIF Project:
|Place of birth||Wyalong, New South Wales|
|Other Names||John Stephen|
|School||Wyalong Public School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Wyalong Hotel, Wyalong, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E A Beazley, Wyalong Hotel, Wyalong, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the Citizen Military Forces, 2nd Military District.|
|Enlistment date||1 August 1915|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||4th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/21/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915|
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||2932|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Killed in Action 31 October 1917|
|Place of death or wounding||Beersheba, Palestine|
|Age at death||23|
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||Beersheba War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 59), Palestine|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated on Wyalong Roll of Honour. Parents: John Stephen and Edith Amelia BEAZLEY, 6 Alexander Avenue, Mosman, Sydney. Native of Wyalong, New South Wales~|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 73 Pte James BEAZLEY, 12th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 28 January 1919.|
|Other details|| |
War service: Egypt, Palestine
Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 2 December 1915 (mumps); discharged, 6 January 1916. Transferred to 56th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 21 January 1916.
Transferred to 12th Light Horse Regiment, Ferry Post, 27 April 1916; taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 29 April 1916.
Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 19 November 1916 (pyrexia); transferred to 3rd Welsh Ambulance, 19 November 1916; discharged, 24 November 1916.
Detached to Imperial School of Instruction, Marakeb, 15 May 1917 (Bombing Course 'B'); rejoined unit, Tel el Fara, 27 May 1917.
Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 27 May 1917 (tonsillitis); transferred to 36th Stationary Hospital, Mohamediya, 2 June 1917; discharged, 12 June 1917.
Taken on strength, 4th Training Regiment, Moascar, 13 June 1917; rejoined 12th Light Horse Regiment, 9 July 1917.
Killed in action, Beersheba, 31 October 1917. Buried, 1 November 1917. File states: 'Died from shot wounds, 31 October 1917. Group 3-7th from right. there are 5 (Five) Groups in this Locality within 50 (Fifty) yards of each other. The Bodies are numbered from Right of each separate Group, facing N.E. Site: 2 miles S.E. of Beersheba, 400 yards S. of road. Chaplain: Rev W.J. Dunbar CF (Meth).'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Lest we forget
Further Reading:The Battle of Beersheba
Citation: 12th LHR, AIF, Roll of Honour, Jack Beazley