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George James Beaumont was born in Ballarat and was a Wool Presser by trade when he enlisted in the 21st Battalion, Headquarters as a Private on 4 February 1915 at the age of 29. He saw several promotions during his tour, quickly climbing the ranks of Non-Commissioned officer and to Lieutenant. On October 13th 1917 he was wounded in action but his wounds were slight and he was able to remain on duty. At around this time his commanding officer was expressing a lack of confidence in him, due to æintemperance', and recommending his return to Australia. Interestingly, it was also during this period that he was Mentioned in Despatches by Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig, in recognition of outstanding service. He was however returned to Australia aboard the Argyllshire and his appointment was terminated on April 13th 1918.
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