Earl Douglas BEAMISH

BEAMISH, Earl Douglas

Service Number: 594
Enlisted: 25 September 1916, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Machine Gun Company
Born: Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdom, 1888
Home Town: Renmark, Renmark Paringa, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Horticulturist
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 11 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Men from Renmark and District Roll of Honor Boards (4), Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Renmark BEAMISH Memorial Plaque
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World War 1 Service

25 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 594, 8th Machine Gun Company, Adelaide, SA
17 Jan 1917: Involvement Private, 594, 8th Machine Gun Company, Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '21' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: RMS Omrah embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
17 Jan 1917: Embarked Private, 594, 8th Machine Gun Company, RMS Omrah, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Jun 1888 BEAMISH Earl Douglas Marylebone 1a 537.


He was 30 and the husband of Ethel Maud Beamish, of 40, Kenilworth Rd., Ealing, London, England.

He is remembered on the EALING WAR MEMORIAL.

Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Mrs. Beamish received, some days a'go, the sad intelligence that her husband, the late Pte. Earl Douglas Beamish, had been killed in action in France on October 11. The late Pte. Beamish, who enlisted at the end of September, 1916, was serving with the machine gun section, which he joined after the closing of the officers' school in Adelaide. He cannot  have been in France long when he was called upon to make the supreme sacrifice. A native of Ealing, London, he came out about five and a half years ago to Renmark, where the call of the open-air life strongly appealed to his tastes. During the time that he lived in Renmark he filled various positions in both plantation and office and he was respected by  all who came in contact with him. Whilst in Renmark he purchased a prettily located little property on Bookmark Avenue, but this he disposed of before leaving for the front. The late  Pte. Beamish, who was 32 years of age, leaves also a mother and sister who are residing in London.