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Regimental number3017
Place of birthKincardineshire, Scotland
SchoolKintore Public School, Aberdeenshire
Age on arrival in Australia17
Address79 Stirling Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinSister, Mrs Lindsay Simpson, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3017A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Corps School
FateKilled in Action 4 May 1918
Age at death50
Place of burialArneke British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No 21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Isabella BEDDIE. Native of Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 May 1918
Age at death50

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