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Regimental number29
Place of birthDerby, Tasmania
SchoolMoorina State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMoorina, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMrs Edith Bethel, Moorina Derby, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as Robert James Joseph BETHEL.
FateKilled in Action 14 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Date of death14 August 1915
Age at death18.11
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burial7th Field Ambulance Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 13), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael J. and Edith M.E. BETHEL, Moorina, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4358 Wilfred Michael BETHEL, 15th Battalion, killed in action, Pozi?res, France, 7 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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