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Laurence Joseph BEATTIE

Date of birth27 April 1884
Place of birthWarrnambool, Victoria
Other NamesBEATTIE, Lawrence Joseph
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSoldier
Address14 John Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 10"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Francis Patrick Beattie, 14 John Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years 6 months in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery; 3 years in the Instructional Staff.
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name38th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 38th Battalion
Promotion date: 17 October 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1919
Discharge date11 February 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEATTIE Laurence Joseph

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