Colin Murdoch BEATON


BEATON, Colin Murdoch

Service Number: 116
Enlisted: 17 February 1916, Claremont
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Winkleigh, Tasmania, 13 June 1888
Home Town: Winkleigh, West Tamar, Tasmania
Schooling: Winkleigh School
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Passchendale, Belgium, 5 October 1917, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

17 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 116, 40th Infantry Battalion, Claremont
1 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 116, 40th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
1 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 116, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Hobart
19 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 40th Infantry Battalion
5 Oct 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 116, 40th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Colin Murdoch McLeay BEATON was born at Winkleigh Tasmania on 13th June, 1888

His parents were Roderick BEATON & Ann FRASER

He enlisted in Claremont, Tasmania on 17th February, 1916 and embarked as a Private with the 40th Infantry Battalion on the ship HMAT Berrima from Hobart on 1st July, 1916 - he was promoted to Lance Corporal on 19th November, 1916

Colin was Killed in Action at Passchendale on 5th October, 1917 - no known grave

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & a memorial headstone in Winkleigh General Cemetery in Tasmania

Medals:  British War Medal & Victory Medal