Claude Neville BEAMISH


BEAMISH, Claude Neville

Service Number: 8136
Enlisted: 7 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Brigade Train
Born: Islington, London, England, March 1886
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: HIghgate School,, London, England
Occupation: Insurance Clerk
Died: Pleurisy, Pneumonia & Syncope, No. 30 St. Albans Road, North St. Pancras, London, England, 26 January 1917
Cemetery: Highgate Cemetery
Grave Reference: 51. 39156.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 8136
4 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 8136, 1st Light Horse Brigade Train
4 Dec 1915: Embarked Driver, SN 8136, 1st Light Horse Brigade Train, HMAT Barambah, Sydney
26 Jan 1917: Involvement Private, SN 8136

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

His birth record is:

Births Jun 1886   Beamish Claude Neville Islington 1b 197

His death was incorrectly registered as Beamiah

Deaths Mar 1917   Beamiah Claude N 30 Pancras 1b 176
He was 30 and the son of Sydney and Priscilla Ann Beamish.

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Claude Neville BEAMISH was born in London in 1886

His parents were Sidney BEAMISH & Priscilla Annie BARRETT who married in England in 1877

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland 

Died on this date – 26th January…… Claude Neville Beamish was born at Islington, London, England in 1886.

According to information provided by his brother (Thomas Renney Beamish – Lieutenant 42nd Battalion, A.I.F.) for the Roll of Honour – Claude came to Australia when he was 29 years. He had served with “A” Battery, Honourable Artillery Company, London for 1 year & 107 days before coming to Australia.

Claude Neville Beamish enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 7th August, 1915 as a 29 year old, single, Clerk from Yerongpilly, Brisbane, Queensland.

On 4th December, 1915 Driver Claude Neville Beamish, Service number 8136, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on HMAT Barambah (A37) with the 1st Light Horse Brigade Train, 5th Army Service Corps, 12th Reinforcements.

He was taken on strength of 1st Light Horse Brigade Train, 12th Reinforcements on 22nd January, 1916. He was transferred from Heliopolis to Minia on 18th February, 1916. He was taken on strength of A.M.D. at Kantara on 1st May, 1916.

Driver Beamish was struck off strength from 1st Light Horse Brigade Supply Section & posted to A.S.C. (Army Service Corps) Details at Romani on 25th August, 1916.

He reported sick on 12th September, 1916 & was admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance on 12th September, 1916 with Diarrhoea. Driver Beamish was transferred to 26th Casualty Clearing Station on 13th September, 1916. Driver Beamish was admitted to 31st General Hospital at Port Said on 15th September, 1916 then transferred to Hospital Train for Cairo on 2nd October, 1916. He was admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital at Abbassia on 2nd October, 1916 with Dysentry. Driver Beamish was discharged to Montazah Convalescent Hospital on 10th October, 1916 & was admitted to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital at Montazah on the same day. Driver Beamish was discharged on 18th October, 1916 from British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital.

On 18th October, 1916 Driver Beamish was taken on strength of 1st Light Horse Training Regiment at Moascar. He was marched out to join B.E.F. (British Expeditionary Force) on 21st October, 1916 & embarked from Alexandria on 22nd October, 1916 on Minnetonka.

Driver Beamish was taken on strength of A.A.S.C. (Australian Army Service Corps) Training Depot at Parkhouse, Wiltshire, England on 3rd November, 1916.
Private Claude Neville Beamish died on 26th January, 1917 at No. 30 St. Albans Road, North St. Pancras, London, England from Pleurisy, Pneumonia & Syncope. Death was advised to Australian Imperial Force via letter on 23rd February, 1917 by the sister of the late C. N. Beamish.

He was buried in Highgate Cemetery West, London, England & has a Private family headstone.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)