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Arthur BEATT

Regimental number4486
Place of birthCavan, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address3 Grandview Grove, Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 6"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Ade Dawson, Keadue Lodge, Cavan, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of teeth)
Enlistment date30 September 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4486A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1920
Discharge date11 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Medic', 16 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 February 1917; marched into 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 19 February 1917; on command to Signals School with 14th Training Bn, Codford, 10 November 1917. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 20 November 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 21 November 1917; moved into the field, 24 November 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, 29 November 1917, and re-allotted Regimental No 4486A; to Signals School, 24 October 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 20 November 1918; proceeded on leave from unit, 6 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 8 January 1919; attached to Australian Imperial Force detachment, Paris, 21 February 1919; moved out to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 7 June 1919. Proceeded to England, 10 June 1919; disembarked Southampton, 11 June 1919, and marched into No 2 Group.

Married Elizabeth STACK, spinster, age not stated, Roman Catholic Church, Ballyhacamore, 20 October 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Cape Verde', 5 January 1920; disembarked 3rd Military District, 26 February 1920. Discharged Melbourne, 11 April 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEATT Arthur

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