Albert Smedley BEVERSTOCK

BEVERSTOCK, Albert Smedley

Service Numbers: 15, 86360, 62078
Enlisted: 29 December 1916, 1st Railway Section
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: Special Services AIF
Born: Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia, 7 September 1885
Home Town: Paddington, Woollahra, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Tram Driver
Died: Illness (Coronary occlusion), RAAF Station, Bradfield Park, New South Wales, 13 June 1944, aged 58 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Plot T, Row D, Grave 12, Sydney War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Dec 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 15, 1st Railway Section
7 Feb 1917: Involvement Private, 15, Railway Unit (AIF)
7 Feb 1917: Embarked Private, 15, Railway Unit (AIF), HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
30 Aug 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 15, Railway Unit (AIF)
17 Sep 1919: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 86360, Special Services AIF
18 Sep 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 86360, Special Services AIF
6 Apr 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 86360, Special Services AIF

World War 2 Service

6 Feb 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Corporal, 62078, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
13 Jun 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 62078

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Albert Smedley BEVERSTOCK was born on 7th September, 1885 in Woollahra, Sydney, NSW

His parents were James BEVERSTOCK & Henrietta KINGCOTT who married in 1871 in Sydney

He married Eva Mary Pearl QUINN in 1911 in Sydney

Albert enlisted on 29th December, 1916 to serve in WW1 with the 1st Railway Section & embarked from Sydney on the HMAT Wiltshire on 7th February, 1917 - he returned to Australia on 15th April, 1918 on the ship Kanowna arriving on 25th May, 1918 and was discharged on 30th August, 1918

He enlisted for WW1 for the 2nd time on 17th September, 1919 with the Special Service and embarked from Sydney on 18th September, 1919 on the SS Frankfurt - he returned to Australia on the ship HT Konigin Luise embarking from overseas on 30th December, 1919 for demobilization and was discharged on 6th April, 1920

He was awarded the British War Medal & the Victory medal


WW2 Enlistment

Albert enlisted for WW2 on 6th February, 1942 using the name Albert SMEDLEY and the birth year of 1892 and joined the RAAF in Sydney as a Corporal - his last rank was Leading Aircraftman

He died of a coronery occlusion on 13th June 1944 at the RAAF Station in Bradfield Park, Lindfield, Sydney and is buried in Rookwood War Cemetery

His WW2 record has not yet been digitalised & no further details about his WW2 service or medals are available at this time