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Alfred BEESTON emigrated to Australia 1912
« on: Saturday 14 November 09 22:26 GMT (UK) »
My greatuncle Alfred Beeston emigrated from England in 1912. Worked as a railway fettler, joined the AIF in 1915 fought at  Gallipoli, was invalided out in 1916. Nothing known since. He was born in Derbyshire UK in 1883. Parents Michael & Jane.

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Re: Alfred Beeston emigrated to Australia 1912
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 14 November 09 23:02 GMT (UK) »
NSW Marriage

Charles Alfred Lyle Beeston to Pearl Naomi M(a)cClenahan 1939

West Maitland #12401

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Re: Alfred Beeston emigrated to Australia 1912
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 14 November 09 23:08 GMT (UK) »
http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/searchHistoricalRecords.htm

Search the deaths, Stockdove.

There are a lot of Beestons.

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Re: Alfred BEESTON emigrated to Australia 1912
« Reply #3 on: Monday 16 November 09 21:04 GMT (UK) »
Annie
Thanks for your suggestions but I don't think the marriage is who I am looking for as his birth certificate shows him as simply Alfred Beeston. I have already looked at BMDs for Australia without any luck. I am concerned that when he returned to Australia after the war he was unwell and down on his luck and died a lonely death.                    Jan

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Re: Alfred BEESTON emigrated to Australia 1912
« Reply #4 on: Monday 16 November 09 21:55 GMT (UK) »
Jan

Here is an Alfred Beeston the right age. Cremated

http://www.esmp.net.au/files/crem_search.php

I know the death cert says Father Alfred and Mother Jane but the father's name may be an error.

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Oops sorry that search link didn't quite work. Search under Cremations.
Alfred Beeston d 1950 aged 66 yrs, ashes taken
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Re: Alfred BEESTON emigrated to Australia 1912
« Reply #5 on: Monday 16 November 09 23:16 GMT (UK) »
Just adding the cremation date 4.5.1950 for the Alfred Beeston at Eastern Suburbs, (Sydney)

On the electoral rolls there are two men Alfred BEESTON (quite a few more with two forenames, but you think Alfred only used one)

1925 Division Wide Bay, Subdivision Gayndah, Qld
Alfred BEESTON, labourer, Hawkwood,
1936 and 1943 the address is given as Hawkwood Station, Hawkwood and his occupation is stockman
1954 at Meson St, Gayndah, no occupation given

1943 Alfred BEESTON King St Darlinghurst West, wharf labourer
1949 Alfred BEESTON 333 Bourke St,  Darlinghurst West, wharf labourer

Both men have no other BEESTON at the addresses.
1954 is the extent of my access to the rolls

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Re: Alfred BEESTON emigrated to Australia 1912
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 19 November 09 11:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi Annie
Thanks for your help.
Jan

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Re: Alfred BEESTON emigrated to Australia 1912
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 19 November 09 11:50 GMT (UK) »
Hello judb
Thanks for your help. Either of these sound possible but  I need to do more research.
What nice people one meets on Rootschat.
Jan

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Re: Alfred BEESTON emigrated to Australia 1912
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 04 February 10 11:09 GMT (UK) »
Jan,

I have been searching for Alfred Beeston who migrated to Australia in 1912 for about 17 years - off and on. At the start I was told he came circa 1910/11 but I have now confirmed that he actually came in 1912 - on the Orvieto.

I have a photograph of him with his family at Bradley Park Farm, a copy of his Band of Hope card, a copy of a postcard with his photo (before he left for Australia), a photo of the memorial in Bradley Parish church commemorating those from the parish serving overseas in WWI, a copy of his army pay book, a full copy of his service record with the Australian Imperial Force, a photograph of him in Sydney (taken at "Memory Photos" 27 Picadilly Arcade, 220 Pitt St., Sydney - he's not young in this photo), another photo of him with a woman on his arm (presumed to be in Sydney, nt young here either), and yet another taken by G McGrath, P15 Her Majesty's Arcade, Sydney. Also a copy of the passenger list on the ship on which he migrated in 1912.

Some of these records I got here in Australia - others from his niece and great nephew in England. I guess you may know these people already. Did you get the death certificate for the Alfred Beeston who was cremated at the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park?

I would love to be able to contact you - I need to find Alfred!!