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William Thomas BEATON

Regimental number2283
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolClementston State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationLabourer
AddressHaddon PO, Haddon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Beaton, Haddon PO, Haddon, Victoria
Previous military service70th Infantry; Nil
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularGrandfather fought in the Crimean War.
FateDied of wounds 8 September 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death8 September 1918
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block R, Plot II, Row H, Grave No. 19), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
130
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Catherine BEATON, Haddon, Victoria. Native of Clementston
Family/military connectionsUncle: 1140 William HOGAN, killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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