Beatham, Robert Matthew b. June 16, 1894 d. August 11, 1918 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Cumberland, England, he served as a Private in the 8th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces, Australian Army. On August 9, 1918, at the Battle of Amiens, Private Beatham's battalion was part of the assault on German positions in Rosieres, France. When the advance was held up by heavy machine gun fire, Private Beatham with a comrade dashed forward on four enemy machine guns, killing ten and capturing ten others. When the final objective was reached...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France Plot: VII.J.13.
Gaby, Alfred Edward b. January 25, 1892 d. August 11, 1918 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Gaby was born and educated at Scottsdale, Tasmania. He then worked on the family farm and during this period he served for three years with the 12th Infantry Battalion (Launceston Regiment) in the part time Citizen Military Forces. At the outbreak of the First World War, he was working as a labourer at Katanning, Western Australia. Gaby enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on January 16, 1916. He was allotted service number 4053 and after training at...[Read More] (Bio by: Anthony Staunton) Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France Plot: V.E.14.