Biography

Birth date: 28 November 1904
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Quirindi
Death date: 28 May 1943
Death place: Japan
Final rank: Private
Service number: NX31660 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: 2/20th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of Death: 28 May 1943
  • Unit: 2/20th Australian Infantry Battalion

Collection Items

Photograph

P01649.002

Informal portrait of two Aboriginal servicemen, NX31736 Private (Pte) Frederick Beale (left) and his brother NX31660 Pte George Henry Beale (right), with NX31623 Pte Michael Joseph (Joe) Lynch (centre), all of the 2/20th Battalion. All three were captured, and became prisoners of war (POWs), in...

P01649.002

P01649.003

Informal portrait Aboriginal serviceman NX31660 Private George Henry Beale, 2/20th Battalion. He was captured, along with his brother, NX31736 Pte Frederick Beale after the fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942 and spent time in Changi POW camp before being sent to Naoetsu Camp in Japan with C...

P01649.003

P01649.010

Informal portrait of four members of the 2/20th Battalion, probably taken just after the Fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942. Identified, left to right: NX31736 Private (Pte) Frederick Beale (an Aboriginal serviceman); NX31623 Pte Michael Joseph (Joe) Lynch; NX31660 Pte George Henry Beale (an...

P01649.010

Film

The Last Post Ceremony commemorating the service of (NX31660) Private George Henry Beale, 2/20th Battalion (Infantry), Second World War

The Last Post Ceremony is presented in the Commemorative area of the Australian War Memorial each day. The ceremony commemorates more than 102,000 Australians who have given their lives in war and other operations and whose names are recorded on the Roll of Honour. At each ceremony the story behind...

PAFU2013/181.01

Timeline

Date of birth 1904-11-28
Date of death 1943-05-28