Frederick (Westbrook) Westbrooke BATESON MM

BATESON, Frederick (Westbrook) Westbrooke

Service Numbers: 103, 956, 887
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 1st Divisional Train
Born: Westbrooke Station near Wellington, South Australia, 5 April 1877
Home Town: Port Elliot, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 956, 2nd Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Trooper, SN 103, 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles

World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1914: Involvement Driver, SN 887, 1st Divisional Train
2 Nov 1914: Embarked Driver, SN 887, 1st Divisional Train, HMAT Medic, Fremantle

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Also served with 2nd Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse. Enlisted AIF 17 August 1914, Driver Australian Army Service Corps, promoted Corporal, awarded Military Medal for bravery in the field 30 September 1917, returned to Australia 23 September 1918.