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Regimental number3181
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
OccupationSanitary inspector
AddressJolimont, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height6' 4.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs Linda Dallimore, 129 Powlett Sttreet, East Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 January 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Discharge date9 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Ballarat', 19 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, 25 April 1917; marched into 10th Training Brigade, 26 April 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 25 June 1917; moved out from depot, 26 June 1917.

Found guilty in Durrington, 27 June 1917, of being absent without leave, 1.00pm, 11 June, until surrendering to police in Dublin, 4.40 pm, 18 June 1917: awarded 8 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 24 days' pay. Found guilty at Durrington, 26 September 1917, of failing to obey an order, 22 September 1917: awarded 7 days' confinement to barracks. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 6 November 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 7 November 1917; moved into the field, 10 November 1917; taken on strength of 38th Bn, 18 November 1917.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 June 1918, and transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station (sprained left ankle); to 1st General Hospital, 15 June 1918; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Rouelles, 13 July 1918. Transferred to 5th Divisional Train, 18 July 1918, and taken on strength, 25 August 1918; posted to 18th Company Australian Army Supply Corps, 25 August 1918.

Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, 21 October 1918, and transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville (dysentery); discharged to duty, 4 November 1918; rejoined unit from hospital, 5 November 1918; moved out from the field, 6 December 1918. Proceeded to England, 9 December 1918; disembarked Southampton, 10 December 1918, and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Ulysses', 18 January 1919; disembarked 3rd Military District, 15 March 1919. Discharged, Melbourne, 9 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEATTY Samuel

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