BEALE, James

Service Numbers: 7112, VX13867
Enlisted: 22 July 1916
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2/2nd Forestry Company RAE
Born: Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia, 6 January 1900
Home Town: Fumina, Baw Baw, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer, Carpenter
Died: Heart Attack, Wandong, Victoria, Australia, 7 September 1953, aged 53 years
Cemetery: Warragul Cemetery, Victoria, Australia
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World War 1 Service

22 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 7112
23 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 7112, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
23 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 7112, 7th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
26 Aug 1918: Wounded 7112, 7th Infantry Battalion, Gassed St Martin's Wood France
22 Apr 1919: Discharged Australian Army (Post WW2), 7112, 7th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

1 May 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Corporal, VX13867
11 Apr 1942: Involvement VX13867, 2/2nd Forestry Company RAE, Kilbride East New Hebrides Scotland RAE HQ Forestry Group 2nd Forestry Company
8 Apr 1944: Promoted Corporal, 2/2nd Forestry Company RAE
3 Oct 1945: Discharged Corporal, VX13867, 2/2nd Forestry Company RAE

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

NOTE:  A change to the spelling of the Family Name occurred after Pte Beal's enlistment in 1916. The Attestation form in the WW2 Service Record provides the spelling that was adopted. Virtual War Memorial Chief Moderator, July 2016.