John Humphry BEITH

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BEITH, John Humphry

Service Number: 78
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Balmain, New South Wales, 15 April 1895
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Prince Hill College
Occupation: Railway employee (wagon-shop)
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 12 July 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 1, Row C, Grave 3
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 78, Melbourne, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 78, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 78, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 78, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
12 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 78, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

John Humphry BEITH was born on 15th April, 1895 in Balmain, New South Wales

His parents were John BEITH and Eliza HAYNES

He had previous service as a Sergeant in the Senior Cadets and a Corporal in the Citizens Force before he enlisted for WW1

His brother Harold James BEITH (SN 1951)  also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1918 - he was awarded the Military Medal.