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Robert Wyee BETTS

Regimental number3604
Place of birthLewisham, London SE, England
SchoolColfe Grammar School, Lewisham, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs W Betts, 18 Lewisham Park, London SE, England
Enlistment date27 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 2 and Reinforcement 3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A45 Hessen on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularTook part in the second landing at the Dardanelles, and fought in the Gallipoli capaign until the final evacuation. Fought in the Somme campaign in 1916-17, and was unwounded until his death in action.
FateDied of wounds 20 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Henrietta BETTS, Paxford, Orpington, Kent. Born at Lewisham, London, England

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