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Regimental number1616
Place of birthForbes New South Wales
SchoolForbes State School, NSW
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCalarie Mines, Forbes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, T Betland, Calarie, Forbes, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 15 May 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death15 May 1917
Age at death21
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Jane BETLAND. Born at Forbes, New South Wales

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