Percy Aylmer (Brusher) BEAUCHAMP

BEAUCHAMP, Percy Aylmer

Service Number: 4140
Enlisted: 13 April 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Edwardstown, South Australia, 27 October 1895
Home Town: Goodwood, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Rose Park State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Noreuil, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, 2 April 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery, Picardie
(Sp. Mem. A. 7.)
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Goodwood St George Anglican Church Memorial Tower, Mallala Two Wells Pictorial Honour Roll 2, Two Wells WW1 Memorial, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

13 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4140, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4140, 10th Infantry Battalion,

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26 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4140, 50th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm
20 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4140, 50th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages
2 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4140, 50th Infantry Battalion, Noreuil,

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Son of Lindsay Humphrys BEAUCHAMP and Albertina nee ADEY

Called 'Brusher', Private Beauchamp was killed in action at the Attack on Noreuil, 2 April 1917. He was with 'D' Company at the time of the attack under the command of Captain James Churchill-Smith. 'D' Company during the attack was on the far left flank of the 50th Battalions advance on 2 April 1917.


Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Beauchamp, of Essex street Goodwood, have been advised that their youngest son, Private Percy Beauchamp, was killed in action in France on April 2. Prior to the outbreak of war, he was a naval cadet, and only missed one drill during several years service. When war was declared he was called upon to do sentry duty in and around Port Adelaide, but after about six months of this he obtained his clearance and went into camp at Mitcham. On January 10, 1916 he sailed for Egypt with reinforcements for the 10th Battalion. Afterwards his detachment was sent to France. Here Private Beauchamp saw active service for some months, and was then invalided to England. On recovering he returned to the trenches, and there met his death on April 2. He was a Sunday-school scholar and member of the choir at St. Bartholomew's Church, Norwood, during the incumbency of the Rev.Canon Andrews, and was well liked by his comrades. He was born at Plympton, and was 22 years of age.