John BEARDSWORTH MiD

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BEARDSWORTH, John

Service Number: QX37764
Enlisted: 28 November 1941, Toowoomba, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Toowoomba, Qld., 29 September 1922
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of wounds, New Guinea, 22 January 1944, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
E C 2, Lae War Cemetery, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW2, Toowoomba St Stephen's Church WW2 Memorial Tablet, Toowoomba WW2 Roll of Honour Book, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN QX37764, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
28 Nov 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN QX37764, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion, Toowoomba, QLD
22 Jan 1944: Discharged

WW2

The history of the 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion reveals that John was Mentioned In Dispatches for his activity during the battle at Finnistere area, during which he was wounded and subsequently died 20th Jan 1944. The MID was authorised posthumously. Rest In Peace Lest We Forget

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John and Jean Rosalie BEARDSWORTH nee BURNESS, of Toowoomba, Queensland.

"IN LIFE UNDAUNTED, IN DEATH UNAFRAID"