Corporal: 17 Arthur Stanley BEALE.


Corporal: 17 Arthur Stanley BEALE. "Smacker"


A forgotten digger of The Great War and Sandgate Cemetery.

Corporal Arthur Stanley Beale, 35th Battalion, bootmaker from 1 Flemings Terrace, Hunter Street West, Newcastle, New South Wales and Marks Point, N.S.W., was laid to rest on the 16th July 1943, age 55.

Born Launceston, Tasmania on the 7th February 1890 to William and Agnes Beale nee Ross; husband of Florence Muriel Beale nee Hodgins (married 1919, died 1949, ashes Beresfield Crematorium), Arthur enlisted November 1915 at Newcastle, N.S.W.

Wounded in action - 17.7.1917 (GSW left leg), Arthur returned home January 1918.

His name has been inscribed on the Cooks Hill Superior Public School Roll of Honour (photo).

For 72 years Arthur (also known as Smacker) had been resting in an unmarked grave, so I have placed a cross adorned with poppies on the gravesite, taken a photo of the grave and uploaded the photo onto the Northern Cemetery website as a permanent record of his service.…/war-…/index.php…

Photo of the Cooks Hill Superior Public School Roll of Honour (Honour Board 1) taken by Ken Shilling, available from “Remembrance” CD, at the Newcastle Family History Society.

Lest We Forget.

(Gary Mitchell: July 2018)

Under Construction: 18/07/2018.

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