Harry Gibbons Beach

First Name: 
Harry
Middle Name: 
Gibbons
Last Name: 
Beach
Alternate Spelling: 
Harrie/ Henry
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, May 4, 1893
Mother's Name: 
Sarah Beach nee Duley
Father's Name: 
William Beach
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, October 10, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
35th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, September 30, 1965
Place of Death: 
Gosford, N.S.W.
Details: 

Harry Beach (Service No 3014) was born in Dapto, N.S.W. and attended Dapto Public School.  One of 12 children, Harry was the son of world champion sculler William Beach.

At enlistment Harry was single, 22 years old, and worked as a compositor.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A68 Anchises with 7th Reinforcements, 35th Battalion, on 24th January 1917.  The troops arrived in England on 27th March 1917 and Harry joined his Unit in France on 24th March 1918.

He saw service on the Western Front and was returned to Australia as a Corporal in July 1919.  He was discharged on 27th September 1919.

In 1924 Harry married Florence Fountain at Dapto.

He died in Gosford in 1965.

Harry's brother William A Beach (Service No 1034) also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BEACH H G

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