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William Aitchison BEATER

Regimental number29496
Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
SchoolCamberwell State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressWalpeup, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W H Beater, 370 Auburn Road, Auburn, Victoria
Enlistment date12 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 118
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 3 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 12 September 1917
Place of death or woundingZillebeke, near Ypres, Belgium
Date of death12 September 1917
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialGodewaersvelde British Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 27), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
15
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William H. and Margaret BEATER, 370, Auburn Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: 3199 Pte William Leslie McKENZIE, 8th Bn, died of wounds, 2 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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