Brian Bevis

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Brian Bevis
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 16 May 1925
Place of Birth Perth, Western Australia
Death 20 Dec 1988, aged 63
Place of Death Rockingham, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 18 years, 2 months
Description 5'8" (1.73m) tall ; ; green eyes ; dark hair ; scar on left shin
Occupation Butcher's assistant
Religion Church of England
Address c/- Post Office, Byford, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mt Herbert John Bevis
Military Information
Reg Number WX22503
Date of Enlistment 20 Jul 1943
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 42nd Australian Infantry Battalion (Capricornia Regiment)
Military Movement
1st Departure from Australia
Journey Dates 1 Dec 1944 ‒ 12 Dec 1944
Transport Details SS Santa Monica Brisbane to Bougainville
Return to Australia
Journey Dates 19 Feb 1945
Transport Details plane Bougainville to Lae, PNG
Journey Dates 25 Feb 1945
Transport Details Flying Boat Lae, PNG to Brisbane
Post War Details
Fate Returned to Australia (Medical)
Monument(s) ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)

Pre War

1939 Byford School. Brian's father was Herbert John Guildford Bevis and is mother was Essie Lucinda Scott. He had 2 brothers and a sister.

War Service

Enlisted at Karrakatta on 20 Jul 1943 and allocated to General Reinforcements for training. On 2 Aug 1943 he was transferred to the 35th Australian Infantry Training Battalion at Guildford. On 5 Jan 1944 Brian was charged with having been AWOL from midnight 3 Jan 1944 until 10:00pm on 4 Jan 1944, He was fined 10/- and forfeited a days pay in addition to being awarded seven days Confined to Barracks. On 2 Jun 1944 he was transferred to NSW where he was taken on strength by the 23rd Australian Infantry Training Battalion. On 28 Jul 1944 he was transferred to Canungra for tropical training. Following his training he was posted on 27 Sep 1944 to the 42nd Australian Infantry Battalion (Capricornia Regiment) and from 26 Oct 1944 he was granted Proficiency Pay.

On 1 Dec 1944 , with his unit, Brian boarded SS Santa Monica in Brisbane for Bougainville where they disembarked on 15 Dec 1944. On 12 Feb 1945 he was admitted to the 7th Australian Field Ambulance with Chi Belat Otitis Media, and the next day they transferred him to 2/1st Australian General Hospital who on 19 Feb 1945 placed him on a plane for Lae and entered the 2/7th Australian General Hospital. On 25 Feb 1945 he was placed on a Flying Boat for 102nd Australian General Hospital, and on 4 Apr he was released to be placed on an Ambulance Train for 115th Australian General Hospital at Heidelberg in Victoria. On 6 Apr 1945 he was evacuated to Perth's 110th Australian Base Hospital On 5 Jun 1945 he was assessed and found to be 'D' unsuited to dusty conditions. On 10 Jun 1945 he was transferred to Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot to be processed for discharge which took place on 16 Jul 1945.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 Byford, brickmaker with mother Essie Lucinda (1898 - 1968)


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