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John Hartley BETON

Regimental number102
Place of birthKendal England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
Address74 Osborne Street, Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation47
Next of kinMrs Alice Ann Beton, 74 Osborne Street, Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date17 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentChief Petty Officer
Unit name1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
AWM Embarkation Roll numberMIS34.12.1.RANBT1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A39 Port Macquarie on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455, 28 January 1916; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44, 6 April 1916. Awarded a second MID: promulgated, 'London Gazette',fourth Supplement, No. 29664, 11 July 1916; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176, 30 November 1916.

FateReturned to Australia 21 November 1916

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