Joseph BETRO

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BETRO, Joseph

Service Number: 843
Enlisted: 3 December 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, 29 January 1895
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Broken Hill Catholic School
Occupation: Mill hand/Miner
Died: Died of wounds, Wandsworth, England, United Kingdom, 26 October 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery
Earlsfield Cemetery, London, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill Barrier District No 12 M.U.I.O.O.F. Great War Roll of Honor, Broken Hill Barrier District Roll of Honour, Broken Hill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 843, Adelaide, South Australia
1 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 843, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 843, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
22 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 843, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
28 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 843, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW (face)

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Biography

"THE LATE TROOPER J. BETRO.

Trooper J. Betro died in the Wandsworth Hospital, London, on October 26 of wounds received during the fighting on the Gallipolli Peninsula. Trooper Betro enlisted in November, 1914, and left for the front in April, 1915. He was 20 years of age last January, and was born at Broken Hill, where his mother now resides. Prior to enlisting he worked at de Bavay's for five years. He was a member of the M.U., I.O.O.F., and the A.M.A. He was also a playing member of the Broken Hill II. Football Club, and was very well known in the city. There are three brothers — two fighting in the Dardanelles and one in camp in South Australia." - from the Adelaide Express & Telegraph 14 Dec 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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