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Lionel Oxborrow BETTS

Date of birth27 April 1886
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressMaitland, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMrs B E Betts, Maitland, South Australia
Enlistment date11 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Medical Officer)
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps


Unit: No 2 Comd Depot
Promotion date: 14 November 1916

Temporary LTCOL

Promotion date: 27 March 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 6 October 1917

Companion of the British Empire. (Awarded Order of the British Empire)

Recommendation date: 26 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

OBE (Military)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

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