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Angus William BETHUNE

Regimental number67
Place of birthFrankston, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTelephone repairer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Bethune, 15 Stanhope Street, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date3 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1 Australian General Hospital (November 1914)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 21 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Bellicourt on 22 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 9 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 29th September, 1918, in the vicinity of BELLICOURT Private BETHUNE went forward with the medical Officer to attend to casualties amongst men working on forward roads. Casualties amongst neighbouring units were heavy and for several hours he attended to wounded in the open under very heavy shell fire. Part of the time he carried on whilst forced to wear a box respirator. When all the wounded had been attended to he removed the Red Cross material to a place of safety, and whilst so doing was himself wounded. He set a fine example of courage and devotion to duty throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 March 1978
Age at death91
Place of burialTerang Cemetery, Victoria

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