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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


BEILBY, Robert

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