BEALE, Frederick Ronald
(Service number 27201)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 12 March 1896 Place of Birth Wansted, Essex, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Milford Road, Temuka
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Yes - No - Yes
Next of Kin Mrs Norah BEALE (wife), next Rocky Nook Bowling-green, Auckland - 'non-existant'; W. W. BURROWS (uncle), Cass Street, Temuka
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 18th Reinforcements, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Mounted Machine-Gun Section
Date % October 1916
Transport Manuka
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Where Captured and by Whom
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 17 July 1968 Age 75 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frederick Ronald Beale was born on 12 March 1896 (he stated) at Wanstead, Essex, England. When he enlisted he was a farm labourer, and his address was Milford Road, Temuka. He gave as his next-of-kin, Mrs Norah Beale (wife), next Rocky Nook Bowling-green, Auskland. This was crossed out and the words “non-existant” written above. His file records that he married Nora MacDonald on 19 September 1916 at Auckland and they had a child called Nora! W. W. Burrows (uncle), Cass Street, Temuka, then became his next-of-kin. William Walter Burrows died at Timaru Hospital on 19 May 1924, aged 76 years, and was buried at Temuka. He left a widow but no family. His widow was Leonora née Beale, she being his third wife, the two others predeceasing him.

On 5 April 1916, the South Canterbury quota for the 15th Reinforcements left by the express for the military camps, the Infantry – including F. R. Beale, Temuka - proceeding to Trentham. Before departing Timaru, the men were entertained by the Ladies’ Patriotic Committee at luncheon in the Stafford Tea Rooms. Falling in at the Drill Shed at 3pm, they were addressed by the Mayor, Mr Craigie, M.P., and the Rev. Dean Tubman. The 2nd South Canterbury Regimental Band was in attendance, and the High School Cadets and the Honorary Territorials formed a cordon at the railway station.

Frederick Ronald Beale married Rita Miriam Cartwright in 1920 in New Zealand. He died on 17 July 1968 at Christchurch, his age recorded as 75 years. Rita survived him for some twenty years.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 August 2020]; NZ Death Index (Department of Internal Affairs) [12 August 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 April 1916 (Papers Past) [03 August 2020]

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