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John Willoughby Butler BEAN

Date of birth1 January 1881
Place of birthBathurst, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressT Whary, Broad Road, South Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height6' 0.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinRev T Bean, Orielton, Ocean Street, Edgecliffe, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceMember for 3 years, Cambridge University Rifle Club
Enlistment date20 June 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name3rd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps


Unit: AIF Depots UK
Promotion date: 6 September 1915

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Discharge date21 February 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: C.E.W. BEAN, Official War Correspondent; Cousins: 2nd Lt Edward Lionel Austin BUTLER, 12th Bn, died of wounds, 23 August 1918; Captain Arthur Mainwaring MAXWELL DSO MC, 51st Bn, returned to Australia, 16 June 1919; [447] Captain Duncan Struan MAXWELL, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron, returned to Australia, 31 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Durham' as ship's medical officer, 23 October 1918; appointment terminated (discharged), Sydney, 21 February 1919.


Also served in World War II: Service No T253533.
Date of death17/081969
Age at death88
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEAN John Willoughby Butler

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