Robert John BEAGRIE


BEAGRIE, Robert John

Service Number: 6290
Enlisted: 1 August 1916, Enlisted at Mackay, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mackay, Queensland, Australia, 1880
Home Town: Sarina, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: Sarina State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Killed in action, Gouy, near Mont St Quentin, France, 3 October 1918
Cemetery: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy
Plot 1, Row D, Grave 7 Headstone inscription reads: Rest! Weary storm-tosses soul Thy God shall comfort Thee
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mackay Cenotaph, Sarina War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6290, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Mackay, QLD
23 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6290, 26th Infantry Battalion
23 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6290, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James and Jessie Ann Beagrie of Sarina, Mackay, QLD

Death resulted from a shell blast which caused 7 other casualties. Robert was described as being thin faced and well well liked by his mates

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal