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Alexander James BEATON

Regimental number3255
Place of birthMinyip, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBrassworker
AddressFitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Beaton, 52 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 19 December 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 31 December 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallantry on 18 September, 1918, in the attack on the Hindenburg outposts near Ascension Wood. He delivered rations up to the company after the first part of the attack had taken place. On hearing that the attack was to continue, he led the bombing attack on an enemy trench that was holding out.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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