|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Address||2 Davis Street, West Brunswick, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, James Beattie, 2 Davis Street, West Brunswick, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/41/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Enlisted 28 April 1915 and posted to 24th Battalion. Transferred to 60th Battalion, 4 April 1916.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||24|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean expeditionary force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria from Lemnos, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported missing, 19 July 1916.
Previously reported missing, now reported Killed in Action, 19 July 1916.
Statement on Red Cross File No 300905: 3458 Corporal E.L. STAPLETN, A Company, 60th Bn (patient, 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, England), 9 March 1917: On Jan. (sic) 19th, 1916 at Fleurbaix Beattie's pay book was brought in from No Mans (sic) Land. I saw his name on the book.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BEATTIE Walter George
Red Cross File No 300905