Arthur Edward BERESFORD

Arthur Edward Beresford Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
England
Resided
Warwick
Occupation
Commercial Traveller
Enlisted
24-August-1914
Place
Warwick
Age
24
Status
Single
Service No
467
Rank
Private
Unit
9th Battalion, D Company
Embarked
24-September-1914
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Highest rank
Sergeant
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
29 June 1918
Place
Vignacourt, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Vignacourt British Cemetery, France
Notes

Arthur Beresford was injured at Gallipoli on 25th April and invalided to England. He recovered but remained in England until February 1918 when he went to France and was transferred to the 26th Battalion. On 26 June at Vignacourt he 'accidently' received multiple bomb (grenade) wounds to his back and died from his injuries three days later.

A Court Martial in Melbourne in November 1919 charged a soldier in his Battalion with intentionally killing Beresford. Private James Richmond was convicted of "unlawful and malicious wounding by causing an explosion in his (Beresford's) dugout" and sentenced to four years hard labour. 

View Personal Service Records (NAA)