Stanley Walter BEASANT

Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Shop Assistant
Enlisted
20-August-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
19
Status
Single
Service No
3684
Rank
Private
Unit
25th Battalion, 8th Reinforcements
Embarked
03-January-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
5 August 1916
Place
Pozieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial, St Stephen’s Uniting Church Toowoomba Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial and Independent Order of Rechabites No 3 Roll of Honour. 

 

Brother of 14436 Private William Henry Beasant.

 

Stanley Beasant arrived in France in May 1916. In August he was reported missing in action at Pozieres. Eleven months later a Court of Enquiry confirmed he had been killed in action on 5 August 1916. Months earlier his parents had learnt of his death in a letter from one of Stanley's army mates. He was only 20.

 

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