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James BETHUNE

Regimental number4998
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolLillimur State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShearer
AddressCanterbury, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Bethune, Warburton Road, Canterbury, Victoria
Enlistment date1 October 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4998A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 June 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death24 June 1918
Age at death26.8
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row A, Grave No. 5), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
119
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Susan BETHUNE, Miram, Victoria. Born at Kaniva, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4999 Pte Francis BETHUNE, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 5 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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