Duncan James BEATON


BEATON, Duncan James

Service Number: 6719
Enlisted: 20 August 1916, Enlisted at Sydney
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1 January 1881
Home Town: Peakhurst, Hurstville, New South Wales
Schooling: Public School, Scotland, United Kingdom
Occupation: Painter
Died: Killed in action, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 23 September 1917, aged 36 years
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial
Plot XL1, Row C, Grave 13 Headstone inscription reads:Rest beloved husband until the daybreak and the shadows flee away
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6719, Enlisted at Sydney
8 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6719, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
8 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6719, 3rd Infantry Battalion, SS Port Nicholson, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Walter and Jessie McIntyre Beaton; husband of Isabel Beaton of Gardinia Street, Peakhurst, NSW

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal