The AIF Project


Regimental number1398
Place of birthCumberland, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bridget Betton, 44 Mersey Street, Chopwell, Durham, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 November 1914
Place of enlistmentWonthaggi, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1916
Discharge date4 October 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1391 Pte Alfred BETTON, 16th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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