The AIF Project


Regimental number3714
Place of birthYass New South Wales
SchoolConvent of Mercy School, Yass, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressOlding Street, Yass, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Beeten, Polding Street, Yass, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 April 1916
Place of death or woundingBois Grenier, near Armentieres, France
Date of death16 April 1916
Age at death18
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialErquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension (Plot I, Row J, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Yass Cemetery, New South Wales. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: Susan and the late John BEETEN, Polding Street, Yass, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2567A Pte Harry BEETEN, 56th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as BEETON.

Print format