About this objectLarge framed picture of Os & Ruby on their wedding day. Os in his full army uniform, including slouch hat and Ruby in white wedding dress and long veil with a large bouquet. Dark background behind Os and stone wall behind Ruby. Framed with a gold frame. Brass plaque attached to bottom of portraits on the frame with "2963 Tpr Oswald Clive BEADLE and Mrs Ruby BEADLE
1st Light Horse Regiment WW1 29.1.1918".
MakerAnne Marie Ingham
Medium and MaterialsAcrylic on canvas
Subject and Association DescriptionOs Beadle, born in January, 1895, was married to Ruby Falkiner in Sydney on 29 January, 1918 and was discharged in July, 1918. Before World War 1, Os had been in the Senior Cadet Service in 1911 until he enlisted on 1 February, 1916.He was honoured with a function at The Shades and the Molong Band and townspeople farewelled Trooper Beadle at the railway station when he returned to camp, prior to travelling to Egypt on SS Moultan as a member of the 1st Light Horse, AIF. Os was at Beersheba on 31 October, 1917, the “most famous mounted charge involving Australians”, against the Turkish Army and was wounded at Burka on November 12. Many years later the hole in his arm from this wound was still visible. C Squadron was then moving towards the place “where shepherds watched their flocks by night”, the words used to refer to Bethlehem, because censorship prevented naming the location.
Dedicated to Oswald Clive Beadle
Service: 1st Light Horse Regiment WW1
Service Number: 2963
Date of Birth: 6 January 1895
Date of Enlistment: 1 February 1916
Next of Kin: Mrs H.E.Beadle
Date of Death: 1976
Date of Discharge: 26 July 1918