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Thomas Alexander BEATTIE

Regimental number2880A
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
SchoolNorman Park & Bulimba State Schools, Qld
AddressMount Crosby, via Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Alexander Beattie, Mt. Crosby, Ipswich, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed as a Cadet (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date7 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 October 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Date of death28 October 1916
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialAIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 18), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Alice BEATTIE, Mount Crosby, Ipswich, Queensland. Native of Laidley, Queensland
Family/military connectionsCousins: John HINGST, killed in action, 12 August 1918; James McDONALD, killed in action, 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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