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Regimental number3268
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address17 Letitia Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Cleminta Beattie, 17 Letitia Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 13 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Ronald and Mary Ann BEATTIE
Discharge date9 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Marched out of 7th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 March 1916, and taken on strength of 12th Bn, Railhead, the same day.

Found guilty, 27 March 1916, of being absent without leave from 1730 hours parade: awarded 72 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.

Admitted to No 7 General Hospital, St Omer, 20 April 1916 (heart disease); transferred to Australian Hospital, Wimereux, 2 May 1916; to England, 15 May 1916; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 19 May 1916 (tachycardia and myocarditis).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 8 August 1916; disembarked Hobart, 24 September 1916; discharged Hobart (medically unfit), 9 January 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death30 January 1918
Age at death33
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEATTIE John

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