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Full Name: Charles Leslie Beattie
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Charles Leslie
Surname: Beattie
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 39741
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs S.A. Beattie (mother), Porangahau, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 22nd Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
Embarkation Date: 16 February 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 76
Vessel: Aparima
Destination: Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number: 55
Page on Nominal Roll: 7
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: Belgium
Date of Death: 7 August 1917
Age at Death: 26
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Reference: P. II. A. 1A.
Biographical Notes:
  • Charles Beattie was the son of Samuel and Sarah Ann Beattie, of Porangahau, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Born at New Plymouth, New Zealand.
  • Two of Charles Beatiie's brothers, Felix Beattie (24/44) and Henry Edward Beattie (4/693) also served in WW1.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
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