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Charles Leslie BETTLES

Regimental number1887
Place of birthWandiligong, Victoria
Address7 Brougham Street, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, A L Bettles, Violet Town, Victoria
Enlistment date15 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 18 June 1915. Taken on strength, 22nd Battalion, 25 October 1915.
FateKilled in Action 29 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2 (Plot XXXIII, Row H, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred Lewis and Jessie Ethel BETTLES, Cranbourne Road, Frankston, Victoria. Born at Wodilligong, Victoria.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2081 Lance Corporal Ray Scott BETTLES, 23rd Battalion, killed in action, Pozie?res, France, 28 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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