Abraham Beamish (1869-1937)
World War One Veterans Item Type Metadata
Address at time of Enlistment
Place of Burial
John Beamish married Mary Ann Conron in Victoria, in 1865.
Their 13 children were:
- Jane Beamish - born 1866 at Wyndham, (5743/1866) Father John Beamish, Mother Mary Ann Conron. [Jane later married Edward Ison]
- Henry Beamish - born 1867 at Wyndham (19254/1867) Father John Beamish, Mother Mary Ann Conron
- Abraham Beamish - born 1869 at Wyndham, (19798/1869) Father John Beamish, Mother Mary Ann Conron
- Robert Beamish - born 1871 at Wyndham, (27324/1871) Father John Beamish, Mother Mary Ann Conron
- Thomas Beamish - birth not registered
- Anne Eliza Beamish - born 1876 at Wyndham (13150/1876) Father John Beamish, Mother Mary Ann Conron
- William John Beamish - born 1878 at Wyndham (12741/1878)
- Edith Charlotte Beamish - born 1880 at Wyndham (19749/1880)
- Ester Alice Beamish - born 1882 at Wyndham (26697/1882)
- Beatrice Victoria Beamish - born 1885 at Werribee (14421/1885) Father John Beamish, Mother Mary Ann Couson
- Cecilia Adelaide “Addie” Beamish - born 1888 at Werribee (16521/1888) Father John Beamish, Mother Mary Ann Conron
- Rupert Chas Falkiner Beamish - born 1890 at Werribee (37409/1890) Father John Beamish, Mother Mary Ann Conron
- Alfred George Ir Beamish - born 1893 at Werribee (17883/1893) Father John Beamish, Mother Mary Ann Conron
[An obituary for Abraham's mother, Mary Anne Beamish, published in the local press in 1930, gives a listing of all children of the marriage.
Werribee Shire Banner, 7 August 1930, p.6.]
The Victorian Electoral Rolls give the following locations for Abraham Beamish during the 1920s:
1903 – Abraham Beamish, labourer, Rothsay, Ballan.
1912,1913,1914,1915,1916 – Abraham Beamish, Labourer, "Gnarpurt", Lismore, Camperdown.
1917 – Abraham Beamish, Labourer, Ballan Road, Werribee.
Aged 44 years and 11 months, he applied to enlist on 14 July 1915. His service record is only three pages and presumably, because of his then age, his application to enlist was rejected.
Because he applied to enlist, his name was eligible to be entered on the Roll of Honour.
At some time around 1922, Abe Beamish relocated from Werribee to the Lismore area of N.S.W.
He remained there continuously for 15 years, until his death on 22 October 1937. At that time he was in the employee of Mr Martin Hickey.
Abraham Beamish was buried in the Werribee Cemetery.
Werribee Shire Banner, 4 November 1937, p.2.
Name on the Werribee Shire Oak Board: No
Name on the Little River Honour Board: No
“Beamish Abe from Werribee” - First appeared in the first Roll of Honor, Werribee Shire Banner, 22 July 1915, p.3.
His name was removed one month later, after their edition dated 26 August 1915.