Hubert Godfrey BEACHLEY

BEACHLEY, Hubert Godfrey

Service Number: 882
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Enlisted at Bendigo
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bridgewater, Victoria, Australia, 10 November 1897
Home Town: Bridgewater (Victoria, AUS), Loddon, Victoria
Schooling: Bridgewater State School 1097, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Turkey, 25 April 1915, aged 17 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Cemetery and Memorial Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey Panel 28
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bridgewater & Memsie Districts Honor Roll, Bridgewater Brass Band Roll of Honour, Bridgewater Memorial Hall & Honour Roll, Bridgewater Water Mill Company War Memorial, Bridgewater on Loddon School Honour Roll, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 882, Enlisted at Bendigo
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 882, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 882, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 882, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Henry Alfred Beachley and Catherine Beachley nee Smalley of Lyndhurst Street, Bridgewater-on-Lodden, Victoria. Brother of Arthur Beachley, Henry Arthur Beachley, Leonard McLlennard Beachley, Keith Beachley, Daphne Maud Douglass nee Beachley and Ronald Beachley

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal.Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Bendigo Advertiser 17/6/1915:

Private H. G. Beachley.

"Mrs. Beachley, of Bridgewater, received word last week that her son, Pte. Hubert G., had been wounded at the Dardanelles. Pte. Beachley, who went with the first contingent, was born in Kerang. He is 18 years of age, and with his mother and her family, had resided at Bridgewater for 13 years. He was an active member of the Bridgewater Brass Band. According to advices received from the Defence department, he is not seriously wounded."