Albert Henry BEWLEY

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BEWLEY, Albert Henry

Service Number: 1673
Enlisted: 7 August 1915, Lithgow, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 45th Infantry Battalion
Born: Blackney Creek, New South Wales, 12 March 1879
Home Town: Cowra, Cowra, New South Wales
Schooling: Mullengrove Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 7 June 1917, aged 38 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

7 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1673, Lithgow, New South Wales
17 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1673, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Sydney
17 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1673, 30th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 45th Infantry Battalion
7 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1673, 45th Infantry Battalion, Pozières, Shell wound (back/spine)
3 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 45th Infantry Battalion
7 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1673, 45th Infantry Battalion, Messines

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Biography contributed by Joann Copeman

"1673 Lance Corporal Albert Henry Bewley, 45th Battalion, of Mt McDonald, NSW. A labourer before enlisting in August 1915, LCpl Bewley left Australia as part of the 2nd Reinforcements in December 1915 for service on the Western Front. He was killed during the attack on Messines on 7 June 1917, age 38." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)