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Francis BEATON

Regimental number5977
Place of birthWindermere, Victoria
SchoolBlack Hill State School, Ballarat, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressBallarat, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs A M Beaton, Windermere Post Office, Windermere, Victoria
Enlistment date19 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas congratulated by Major General W. Holmes, GOC, 4th Australian Division, for his especially good work and courage as a Lewis gunner on 11 April 1917. (information from mother)
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919

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