|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Bright, Victoria|
|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|School||Bright and Dargo State Schools, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||High Street, Kew, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Alfred Bettles, 18 Eglinton Street, Kew, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years 2 months in the 56th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Driver|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 1887 Pte Charles Leslie BETTLES, 22nd Bn, killed in action, 29 July 1916; 2081 Lance Corporal Ray Scott BETTLES, 23rd Bn, killed in action, 28 July 1916.|
War service: embarked from Melbourne, 19 October 1914; disembarked Egypt. Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 2 April 1916.
Transferred to Base Kit Stores, Marseilles, 6 April 1916.
Proceeded to rejoin unit, 15 July 1916; rejoined unit, 21 July 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 23 December 1916.
Admitted to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 26 December 1916; discharged to Base Details to duty, 3 May 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 129 days; rejoined unit, 11 May 1917.
On leave to Paris, 5 September 1917; rejoined unit, 11 September 1917.
Detached for duty with 2nd Training Brigade, England, 10 October 1917.
Attended 50th Course of Instruction at the Southern Command Bomb School, Lyndhurst, 18 October-3 November 1917. Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 7 November 1917.
Detached for attached duty with Permanent Cadre of 2nd Training Brigade, 7 November 1917.
Marched in to Base Depot, Havre, from England, 24 January 1918.
Transferred to England for return to Australia, 28 February 1918; commenced return to Australia on board 'D17' as submarine guard, 31 July 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||80|
|Place of burial||Frankston Cemetery, Victoria|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BETTLES Keith Alfred|