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Walter George BEATTIE

Regimental number1160
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTailor
Address2 Davis Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Beattie, 2 Davis Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 April 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 28 April 1915 and posted to 24th Battalion. Transferred to 60th Battalion, 4 April 1916.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean expeditionary force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Lemnos, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Previously reported missing, now reported Killed in Action, 19 July 1916.

Statement on Red Cross File No 300905: 3458 Corporal E.L. STAPLETN, A Company, 60th Bn (patient, 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, England), 9 March 1917: On Jan. (sic) 19th, 1916 at Fleurbaix Beattie's pay book was brought in from No Mans (sic) Land. I saw his name on the book.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEATTIE Walter George
Red Cross File No 300905

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