Sydney Rupert MCBEATH


MCBEATH, Sydney Rupert

Service Number: 18002
Enlisted: 19 December 1916, Geelong, Victoria
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 2nd Field Squadron Engineers
Born: Footscray, Victoria, February 1892
Home Town: Ascot Vale, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Died of Illness (malaria & pneumonia), Egypt, 19 October 1918
Cemetery: Port Said War Memorial Cemetery
Row E, Grave no. 9
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Dec 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Geelong, Victoria
9 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 18002, 1st and 2nd Field Troops, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 May 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 18002, 1st and 2nd Field Troops, HMAT Port Sydney, Sydney
19 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 18002, 2nd Field Squadron Engineers, Egypt and Palestine - Light Horse and AFC Operations

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Sydney Rupert McBEATH was born in 1892 in Footscray, Victoria

His parents were Rupert McBEATH and Amelia JACOBS

He had previous service for 1 year & 44 days with the Permanent Guard and was discharged as medically unit .  He enlisted on 19th December, 1916 with the Australian Army - he was with the 1st & 2d Field Troops - Unit embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Port  Sydney on 9th May, 1917

Sydney died from Malaria & Pneumonia on 19th October, 1918 at the 14th Australian General Hospital, Egypt - he is buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery. -

His unit from the Australian War Memorial was listed as 2nd Field Squadron, Australian Engineers

He is honoured on the Australian War Memorial - he also received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal


The Age, Melbourne -19th October, 1929

McBEATH.- In loving memory of our only Son & Brother, Sydney, who died at Port Said 19th October, 1918 

Loving Memories - Inserted by his loving Mother, Sisters & Brothers in Law.