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Hedley Farquahson BETTLES

Regimental number336
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationEngine cleaner
Address3 Balston Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah C Bettles, 3 Balston Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date7 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 14, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Machine Gun Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 May 1917
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 15), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
177
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Caroline Sarah BETTLES. Born at Victoria, Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 910 Pte Howard William BETTLES, 6th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915; 2377 Pte Aubyn Christmas BETTLES, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 June 1918; 507 Pte Leslie Randolph BETTLES, 23rd Bn, killed in action, returned to Australia, 29 January 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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