Edward StJohn Beers
Beers, Honorary Major Edward St John
Australian Army Medical Corps.
“Koree” North Parade, Campsie.
Married Eleanor J. Leach 1903.
Enlisted 28/8/1914, aged 48.
Next of kin, wife, Mrs Eleanor Beers, North Parade, Campsie.
Serving as an Honorary Lieutenant Quarter Master in the Australian Permanent Army Medical Corps at time of enlistment.
Each of the sections in the Army Medical Corps to embark in October 1914 had Sergeants from Campsie - see also Griffiths, Brown and Bulmer.
Embarked at Sydney on Transport A14 Euripides 20/10/1914.
Casualty list DT 4/7/1916 Ill (Lieutenant).
Returned to Australia 13/3/1918.
The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.
An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.
Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002