Joseph William Mayersbeth ( 1892 - 12 JUN 1917 )

Joseph William Mayersbeth ( 1892 - 12 JUN 1917 )


Born: 1892 at Lambeth, London
Source: GRO

Father: Robert Charles Mayersbeth
Mother: Rose Matilda Jones

Wife: Doris Lillian Cattach
Married: 10 NOV 1915 at St. Paul's Church of England, Hampton Road, Beaconsfield, Western Australia
Source: Certificate


Died: 12 JUN 1917 at France
Source: Roll of Honour



Notes


1892 Birth
Mayersbeth, Joseph William
Mother's Maiden Name: Jones
GRO M1892 - Lambeth 1d 420
Source: www.gro.gov.uk

6/3/1892 Baptism

1901 Census

9/7/1908 Attestation

9/7/1908 - 24/6/1910 Service with 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment

2/6/1910 Report of Court Appearance

1911 Census - Not Found

26/5/1911 Sailing London to Fremantle, Australia

10/7/1911 Arrival Freemantle, Australia from London

9/5/1912 Arrival Freemantle from Melbourne
Mr J Mayersbett
Nationality: British
Vessel Name: Kanowna
Source : SRO of Western Australia; Freemantle Inwards Jul 1912 - 1915; Accession: 457; Item: 50; Roll: 179
Source: Ancestry.com. Western Australia, Australia, Crew and Passenger Lists, 1852-1930

1912 Various Australian News Reports

10/11/1915 Marriage to Doris Lillian Cattach

1916 Australian Electoral Roll
3387 Mayersbeth, Joseph William, Northam, brewery hand
State: Western Australia - District: Dampier - Subdistrict: Northam
Source: Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll]. Microform mc N 451-mc N 457. National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia. (at Ancestry.com)

31/1/1916 Report of Passing School of Instruction

16/2/1916 Acting Sergeant Major at Forrest Park Camp

18/2/1916 News Report of Lieut. Mayersbeth playing cricket for Military Side
Source: Trove - Bunbury Herald, 14 March 1916 page 3

February 1916 to June 1917 War Diary of Australian 48th Battalion

16/3/1916 Report of Promotion to Second Lieutenant
Camp Chronicle (Midland Junction, WA : 1915 - 1918)
Source: trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/165446959

31/3/1916 Embarkation

June 1916 Court Martial

November 1916 Recommendation for Military Cross
Lt. J. W. Mayersbeth
Place : Gueudecourt
Action Done: Gallantry
Source: Australian War Memorial

19/1/1917 Recommendation for Croix de Guerre

21/3/1917 Report of Promotion to 2nd Lieutenant

11/6/1917 Recommendation for Medal

12/6/1917 Death

12/6/1917 Extract from the diary of Captain G.D.Mitchell MC DCM 48th Battalion held at the Australian War Memorial (2DRL/0928).
At the time of writing they were in the vicinity of Messines.

"June 12th. I soon discovered a concrete blockhouse and dived in. There were several bunks in it. Soon I was on one and sound asleep. The other company officers were in the adjoining one. Many shells landed outside. The blast shook the place. Then the tragedy happened. Captain Mayersbeth dashed in with blood pouring from a hole in his chest. An artery had been cut and there was no possible compression point. I pressed on top of the wound, and the bleeding went on internally. He was doomed. He knew it and said so. I knew it and could not deny it. Such futility would not be right. He said goodbye to his wife, Goodbye to his boys. He asked for absolution, recited a prayer and died like a brave man.
Night came. We buried the Captain and another man who had been killed."

Source: Great War Forum Australian Unit Histories - Page 6

2/7/1917 Killed in Action
Captain Jos. Wm. Mayersbeth, Freemantle.
Source: Trove - Daily News (Perth, WA), 2 July 1917, Page 5
Also: Trove - Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 3 July 1917, Page 8
Also: Trove - Register (Adelaide, SA), 3 July 1917, Page 8

3/7/1917 Death Notice in The West Australian

7/7/1917 From Barnado Boy to Captain
The casualty lists on Saturday contained, among the officers killed in action, the name of Captain J.W. Mayersbech, of the Australian Infantry. Captain Mayersbech was an ex-scholar of Stansted Church of England school, and was brought up as a Dr Barnados boy, by Mrs F.Bedlow, of this parish.
Source: The Herts and Essex Observer

8/7/1917 News Report
A linesman in the Telegraph Department was the late Captain J. W. Mayersbeth, who was killed in action in France, on June 12. He enlisted some two years ago in the I6th Battalion as private. He passed through the commissioned officers' schoool at Claremont with credit, left Western Australia as a Second Lieutenant, and gained further promotion in the field. He was a fine West Australian, and his widow has the. whole-hearted sympathy of a multitude of friends.
Source: Trove - Sunday Times (Perth, WA), 8 July 1917, Page 5S

10/7/1917 Casualty Report in Western Argus Newspaper

14/7/1917
We are informed by Mrs F.Bedlow of Stansted, that the subject of our last week's paragraph, an Australian officer killed in action and an ex-scholar of Stansted Church of England School, was not, as then stated, brought up as a Barnado boy.
Source: The Herts and Essex Observer

1/2/1918 Report of Probate

12/6/1918 In Memoriam Notices

15/6/1918 In Memoriam Notice

Australian First World War Nominal Roll
Mayersbeth, Joseph William
Rank last held: Captain
Final unit: 16th Battalion
Fate: Killed in action
Date of fate:12.6.17
Source: Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour

1919 Story of a Battalion (48th Battalion A.I.F.)

1929 File Australian War Memorial

4/9/1930 List of Names for Western Australian State War Memorial

1931 Letters from Australian War Memorial

Photo of the panel on the Menin Gate recording his death. As his death is recorded on the Menin Gate, this means that he has no known grave.

Information about marriage to Doris Lillian Cattach and her family received from KA (deceased)

The AIF Project

Anzacs Online

Battle Scarred: The 47th Battalion in the First World War By Craig Deayton

Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 - Volume Vol 4, Chapter 16, Pages 649 - 653 and 676

Extract from Battle Scarred: The 47th Battalion in the First World War

48th Battalion - Australian War Memorial

TO DO Essex Record Office - T/Z 25/692- Essays contributed for competition "Memories up to 1926" (1967)
TO DO Essex Record Office - E/ML 308/2 - Log book (1904-1932) - St. Mary's Church of England Junior, later Primary, School, STANSTED Mountfitchet
TO DO Essex Record Office - E/MA 84/1 - Admission register (1893-1910) - St. Mary's Church of England Primary School, STANSTED Mountfitchet
TO DO Essex Record Office - E/MA 84/2 - Admission register (1910-1932) - St. Mary's Church of England Primary School, STANSTED Mountfitchet
TO DO PRO WO 97/5490 1900-1913: discharge papers, arranged by range of surname May Joseph - Mayes James
TO DO PRO WO 97/5885-5888 1900-1913: discharge papers, arranged by range of surname Shellsworth - Sherfield
TO DO PRO WO 97/6348 1900-1913: misfiled discharge papers, arranged by range of surname Martland - Mitten
TO DO PRO WO 97/6354 1900-1913: misfiled discharge papers, arranged by range of surname Quaide - Woods
TO DO PRO WO 76/358 1867-1914: The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancs) Officers???
TO DO Australia War Memorial First World War Diaries - AWM4, Class 23 http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/war_diaries/first_world_war/class.asp?levelID=91
TO DO Australia Probate 31/1/1918
TO DO PRO HO 140 Home Office: Calendar of Prisoners 1910
TO DO Conviction & Imprisonment 5/1910 for Felony
TO DO Australia - Recommendation for MC - See Notes


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