Robert Beilby

Beilby-Robert-WW1Name  Robert Beilby

 Number    Trooper 527

Battalion      8th Light Horse  

Place of Birth   South Yarra

 Next of Kin   His father, George Beilby of “Sledmere” Leongatha South

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha on 31/8/1914

Physical details   Age 23 years’ 9 months, 5’8 ½ ” 10 stone 12 pounds, grey eyes and fair hair.

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Farmer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 7/8/1915 at the attack on the Nek, Gallipoli.  File says he was killed at Walker’s Ridge

Location of grave or memorial

His name is on the Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli Turkey

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

His family lived at Leongatha South and the name Beilby is well known still in the community

Military History

  • He had attended Ballarat College
  • 21/1/15 he became part of C squadron 8th Light Horse
  • His family consisted of George Beilby father, Fanny Jane Beilby mother, Walter Stock Beilby brother, Alice Emily sister
  • 25/2/15 He embarked Melbourne on the HMAT Star of Victoria
  • 16/5/15 He embarked for Gallipoli
  • 16/7/15 He had influenza and gastro enteritis and went to Mudros
  • 25/7/15 He returned to Gallipoli
  • 7/8/15 He was killed in action at The Nek
  • 28/9/22 His Victory medal was received by George Beilby
  • George Beilby received all other medals, the plaque and scroll
  • The community were devastated when the news came through about the men lost in the 8th Light Horse

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