James Albert BEYERS


BEYERS, James Albert

Service Number: 483
Enlisted: 27 August 1914, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Gladstone, Queensland, 19 June 1890
Home Town: Mount Morgan, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 14 May 1915, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Quinn's Post Cemetery, ANZAC
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World War 1 Service

27 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Mount Morgan, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 483, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 483, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
14 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 483, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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"...483 Private James Albert Beyers, 2nd Light Horse Regiment. A butcher, of Mount Morgan, Queensland, he enlisted on 27 August 1914 and embarked from Brisbane aboard HMAT Star of England on 24 September 1914 for Alexandria, Egypt. His unit moved to the Dardanelles on 9 May 1915. Pte Beyers was killed in action at Monash Gully, Gallipoli Peninsula, on 28 May 1915. He was aged 24 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)


"Our Mount Morgan correspondent, writing last evening, says:— "The casualty list published to day contains the name of Private James Albert Beyers, of the Second Light Horse. He was killed in action. Private Beyers was a son of Mrs M. A. Beyers, Upper Dee River, Mount Morgan. He was twenty-four years of age and unmarried. He was for three years a member of the Mount Morgan squadron of Light Horse, and, in enlisting said that he hoped that the action of the lads who had already a uniform, in offering their services, would be an example to many others who should be wearing one. Private Beyers was a good soldier in peace time, and those who know him well have no doubt that, before meeting his death on the field of battle, he left behind him a good record of his short period of active service." - from the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 08 Jun 1915 (nla.gov.au)