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Mark Alfred BETTS

Regimental number2170
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolScott's Creek District School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
AddressWallaroo Mines, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Isobel Betts, Wallaroo Mines, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed 2 years in the Cadets.
Enlistment date7 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death12 October 1917
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialDochy Farm New British Cemetery (Plot XI, Row A, Grave No. 13), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
127
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Kadina Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: Thomas (d. 16 May 1914, bu. Kadina Cemetery) and Margaret BETTS, 156 Piper Street, Wallaroo Mines, South Australia~
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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