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Richard Walter Beasley

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 24), Page: 2 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 24), Page: 2 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Walter AWMM
  • Surname
    • Beasley AWMM
    • DoB 12 October 1895 Death 17 July 1949 Public - Justine Crosland - Other Relative - 10 February 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 25/848 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 October 1895 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Parua BayNorthland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Thomas Beasley (father), Parua Bay, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 25/848 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    20 years. Public - Justine Crosland - Other Relative - 10 February 2015 - Military Personnel File.

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 11" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      168 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Disembarked Suez, Egypt, 13 March 1916. Embarked for France from Alexandria, Egypt, 7 April 1916.
    Admitted to No 3 New Zealand Field Ambulance, 29 April 1916; discharged to unit in the field, 30 April 1916
    Admitted to No 2 New Zealand Field Ambulance and transferred to No 7 General Hospital, St Omer, 11 July 1916; discharged to base details, St Omer, 18 July 1916; rejoined unit in the field, 19 July 1916.
    Admitted to No 3 New Zealand Field Ambulance and transferred to New Zealand Divisional Rest Station, 31 July 1916 (influenza); discharged and rejoined unit in the field, 13 August 1916.
    Admitted to No 2 New Zealand Field Ambulance and transferred to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 4 September 1916 (abrasions to both thighs).
    Struck off strength 3rd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, and posted to 9th Battery, 2nd Brigade, New Zealand Field Artillery with rank of gunner, 10 September 1916.
    Admitted to New Zealand Field Ambulance, 14 April 1917; transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 16 April 1917; transferred to No 50 Casualty Clearing Station, 17 April 1917; discharged to duty and rejoins unit in the field, 4 May 1917.
    Admitted to No 2 New Zealand Field Ambulance, 4 May 1917; transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 7 May 1917; admitted to No 51 Hospital and transferred to No 7 Convalescent Depot, 9 May 1917; discharged to base details, 23 June 1917.
    Attached to strength of New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, 24 June 1917.

    Marched out from New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, 26 August 1917; rejoined 9th Battery, New Zealand Field Artillery, in the field, and appointed cook, 28 August 1917.
    Relinquishes appointment of cook, 29 October 1917.
    Admitted to 42nd (East Lancashire) Field Ambulance and transferred to No 36 Casualty Clearing Station, 30 October 1917 (gassed, shell, mustard); transferred to No 22 Ambulance Train and admitted to No 57 General Hospital, St Omer, 1 November 1917; evacuated from Boulogne to England on board HMHS 'Princess Elizabeth', 3 November 1917. Admitted to No 1 New Zealand General Hospital, Brockenhurst, 3 November 1917; transferred to New Zealand Convalescent Depot, Hornchurch, 12 January 1918. Discharged from New Zealand Convalescent Depot, Hornchurch, and granted two weeks leave, 2 March 1918, from 2 March 1918 to 18 March 1918.
    Marched in to New Zealand Command Depot, Codford, 18 March 1918.
    Found guilty, 25 April 1918, of being absent without leave from 8:00am 19 April 1918, until apprehended at 5:00pm 19 April 1918: forfeited 1 days' pay and costs of 1/9, this sum being the cost of the telegram incurred in connection with his arrest at Stockport.
    Marched out from New Zealand Convalescent Depot and taken on strength, New Zealand Field Artillery Reserve Depot, Aldershot, 2 May 1918.
    Found guilty, 12 July 1918, of being absent without leave from 12:00 midday, 7 July 1918, until reporting to Depot, 11 July 1918: awarded 96 hours detention; forfeits 4 days' pay.
    Marries Alice Lomas, 1 October 1918, Manchester.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 25 October 1918. Attached to New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, 28 October 1918. Marched out to 3rd Brigade, New Zealand Field Artillery, in the field, 30 October 1918.
    Admitted to No 1 New Zealand Field Ambulance and transferred to No 21 Casualty Clearing Station, 3 November 1918 (pyrexia of uncertain origin); admitted to No 18 General Hospital, Camiers, 5 November 1918. Evacuated to England on board HMHS 'Stad Antwerpen' and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 12 November 1918; admitted to New Zealand Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 29 November 1918; discharged to Depot, Torquay, 2 January 1919.
    Commenced return to New Zealand on board HMNZT 'Ruapehu' from Plymouth, 9 January 1919; arrived New Zealand, 21 February 1919; discharged, no longer physically fit for war service on account of illness contracted on active service, 3 April 1919. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      24: 2 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM

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10 February 2015Justine CroslandTauranga New ZealandOther Relative

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