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Ebenezer BEATTIE

Regimental number2859
Place of birthCumberland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressYanco Siding, Yanco, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinBrother, W Beattie, Water Street, Hay, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'On morning 14th May, 1918 the enemy attacked in front of MORLANCOURT against the Battalion on right flank of the 18th Battalion and succeeded in occupying a portion of the line. It became necessary for a party from 18th Battalion to take over a portion of the line of their flank. Privates FADDY and BEATTIE were stretcher bearers and at once moved out and brought in the majority of the casualties suffered by the 18th Battalion. This involved a carry of several hundred yards across the open under heavy fire from Machine Guns and snipers at close range. These two men have repeatedly done good work as stretcher bearers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 May 1955

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