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Horace Edgar BEATON

Regimental number3684
Place of birthMundulla, South Australia
AddressLucindale, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs E H Beaton, Lucindale, South Australia
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Militaary Medal

Work near Jeancourt on 18 September 1918
Recommendation date: 14 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919

Military Medal

'During the advance from JEANCOURT on 18th September, 1918, an enemy strong post was holding up the advance of the left flank. Lance Corporal BEATON came up with his section, and with great bravery and initiative rushed the post single handed capturing the whole of its garrison (1 Officer and 7 men). Throughout the whole of the operation his work was of the greatest value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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