Joseph Archdall Beacom

First Name: 
Joseph
Middle Name: 
Archdall
Last Name: 
Beacom
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth (nee Timbs)
Father's Name: 
John
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, September 19, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
15th Battalion
Company: 
C
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, August 10, 1916
Place of Death: 
Poziere France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Joseph Beacom (Service No 874) was born at Kangaroo Valley, NSW about 1884. He went to Barrengarry Public School and had served time with 1st Australian Light Horse Lancers. He was a single 30 year old Farmer.

He embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with F Company 15th Battalion on 22nd December 1914. An original Anzac, he saw service at Gallipoli and was wounded in the ankle on 7th August during the Lone Pine battle. He returned to his unit on 15th September and remained there till 6th October when he was evacuated to hospital sick. He was in hospital for some time in England but rejoined his unit in France on 16th July 1916.

He was with 11 Platoon C Company at Poziere when he was hit by a 5.9 inch shell and killed.He has no known grave and is remembered on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneaux.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BEACOM J A

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