Bernshaw Lomax (Barney) BEAUMONT

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BEAUMONT, Bernshaw Lomax

Service Number: 3709
Enlisted: 13 November 1915, Toowoomba, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Moree, New South Wales, 1897
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Roma State School, Cathedral School, Brisbane Grammar School, Toowoomba Grammar School
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 April 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Tree Plaque: Roma Heroes Avenue
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Moree ANZAC Centenary Memorial, Surat War Memorial, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 In Memoriam Honour Board, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial), Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

13 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3709, 9th Infantry Battalion, Toowoomba, Qld.
30 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3709, 9th Infantry Battalion
30 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3709, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
29 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 49th Infantry Battalion
5 Apr 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3709, 49th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Bernshaw Lomax BEAUMONT was born in 1897 in Moree, NSW

His parents were William BEAUMONT and Emily Augusta TORMAN who married in 1896 in Moree - he was their only son

He had previous served as a Cadet for 3 & a half years before he enlisted for WW1 on 13th November, 1915 and embarked with the 9th Battalion, 12th reinforcements on the ship HMAT Itonus on 30th December, 1915 from Brisbane - he transferred to the 49th Battalion on 29th February, 1916

He was Killed in Action on 5th April, 1917 in Bullecourt, France - no known grave

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Villers Bretonneux Memorial - he was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal

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Trove - ROLL OF HONOUR

BEAUMONT - Killed in Action in France, April 5, 1917

Private Bernshaw Lomax Beaumont, aged 19 years

dearly loved and only son of William & Emily Beaumont of Yeulba, Queensland & 135 Edwin St. Croydon

"HE DID HIS DUTY NOBLY"

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Mr. Beaumont, of Combarngo station (Surat), has just received news of the death of his only son, Bernshaw Lomax, who was killed in action in France. The deceased soldier had  been in the firing line for over a year, and had never been ill a day, nor had he received the slightest wound up till the time of his death. He had taken part in all the important  actions in which Australian troops were engaged. He left Queensland with the 41st Battalion, but was recently transferred, to the Lewis Gun Section. The brave young fellow asked  and was granted his father's consent to enlist on the day after his 18th birthday. He was a pupil at the Cathedral School for about 12 months, and later was at the Toowoomba  Grammar School. He used to attend the Roma State School.

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