George Walker Beales

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George Walker Beales
Personal Information
Date of Birth 11 Oct 1902
Place of Birth Nottingham, England
Death 16 Sep 1983, aged 80
Place of Death Ferndale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 39 years, 5 months
Description 6' (1.83m) tall ; 174lbs
78.925 kg
; fair complexion ; grey eyes ; fair hair ; scar on right thigh
Occupation Orchardist
Religion Church of England
Address Peet road, Roleystone, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Dolores Pauline Beales
Military Information
Reg Number W67663
Date of Enlistment 22 Mar 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Early Life

George was born in Nottingham and emigrated at age 20 to Australia with his parents and siblings aboard the SS Largs Bay, arriving in Fremantle on 22 Mar 1923. He had settled in Roleystone, by the age of 21. His middle name of 'Walker' was in honour of his paternal grandmother, Eliza Aitken Beales (nee Walker).

Married Dolores Canaletich of Roleystone on 15 March, 1926. [1]. Delores died on 6 Sep 1989 aged 81 in Armadale. The couple had three children including sons Brian (1926 - 2014) and Arthur Geoffrey (1930 - 2017).

Electoral Roll entries: 1931 - 1943 at 'Keithfield' Orchard, Roleystone, orchardist

War Service

Enlisted on 22 Mar 1942 in Armadale and posted to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. After 2 years and 91 days he was discharged as medically unfit on 20 Jun 1944

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at 'Keithfield' Orchard, Roleystone; 1963 - 1980 at 3106 Albany highway, Armadale, retired

Community Contribution

George was a founding member, and first President, of the Roleystone-Karragullen Cricket Club, suggesting the formation of the club in March 1950 and providing £12 in funding to go towards equipment.[2]

George Walker Beales
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Plaque Information
Date of Birth Not known
Age at Death 80 years
Transcription In Loving Memory of George Walker Beales Born Died 16/09/1983 Aged 80 Years


George Walker Beales (11 October 1902 - 16 September 1983), was the eldest son of George and Emily Beales.

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