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Born in Ballarat, Grenville, Victoria and a bank Clerk by trade, John Phillips Beanland was 18 years and single when enlisted on the 16th of March 1915 in the No 1 Australian General Hospital, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 2075. His Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 'Wandilla' on the 25th of June 1915. and was listed as Returned to Australia on 12 April 1916. Discharged 3rd Military District ex 'Pt. Denison' on the 9th of July 1919. (T.P.E.) with termination of period of enlistment. Tree No. 609