Richard Harold (Dick) BEAGLEY

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BEAGLEY, Richard Harold

Service Number: 37
Enlisted: 1 July 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 28 January 1890
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Mouquet Farm, Pozières, France, 3 September 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Contay British Cemetery, Contay
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 37, Adelaide, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 37, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 37, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
3 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 37, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography

Son of James BEAGLEY and Sarah Ann nee BARNES

"THE LATE PRIVATE R. H. BEAGLEY.

Much regret was felt when the news was received by Mrs. E. A. Beagley, of West-street, Brompton, that Private R. H. Beagley was killed in action in France on September 3. He left South Australia on November 18, 1915. He received permission in Egypt to join his brother, Private E. A. Beagley, in another battalion. He was 26 years of age last January. Prior to enlisting he was employed as driver by the Metropolitan Brick Company. He was a member of the Excelsior Whippet Club." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 07 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

"BEAGLEY.— In loving memory of our dear brother ("Dick"), died of wounds in France, September 3, 1916.— Ever remembered by his loving brother and sister-in-law, A. and E. Beagley, and family, Goodwood.

HEROES OF THE GREAT WAR.

BEAGLEY.— In loving memory of my dear mate (Dick), Private R. H. Beagley, who died of wounds in France, September 3, 1916.

Now the war is really over, To some these words seem nice; But, oh, the sad, sad hearts of those Whose loved ones paid the price.

— Inserted by his old mate, George.

BEAGLEY.— In loving memory of our dear bro- ther, Private R. H. Beagley, who was killed in action in France, September 3, 1916.

Sadly sisters are thinking  of their soldier brother, so brave; Who fought for the cause of freedom, Now lies in a hero's grave.

— Inserted by his loving sisters, Emma and Nellie.

BEAGLEY.— In loving memory of dear Dick, killed in action at Mouquet Farm, September 3, 1916.

You fought the battles true and brave, With comrades who did the same; And now in France, dear Dick, There is a cross that bears your name.

— Inserted by his loving nephew, Alf, (late A.I.F.), and niece Annie.

BEAGLEY. — In loving memory of our dear bro- ther, Dick, who died of wounds at Mouquet Farm, September 3, 1916.

When we see the boys returning Our hearts are filled with pain, To think you are not there, dear brother, And shall never come home again, His actions apeak, though his voice is still. Forget him, no we never will.

— Inserted by his loving brother and sister-in- law, E. and F. Beagley." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 06 Sep 1919 (nla.gov.au)

 

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