Mark Alfred BETTS

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BETTS, Mark Alfred

Service Number: 2170
Enlisted: 7 July 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cherry Gardens, South Australia, 12 June 1895
Home Town: Wallaroo Mines, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 12 October 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Dochy Farm New British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cherry Gardens WW1 Memorial, Cherry Gardens WW1 Roll of Honour, Kadina & District WW1 Roll of Honor, Kadina Town Hall WW1 & WW2 Roll of Honour, Kadina War Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

7 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2170, Adelaide, South Australia
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2170, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2170, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
12 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2170, 37th Infantry Battalion, 1st Passchendaele

World War 2 Service

Date unknown: Involvement

My name

Mark Betts was my great uncle, brother to my maternal grandmother Lucy Betts who married Edgar Arnold Jones, also a WW1 veteran. My mother Heather Douglas (née jones) named me Mark in remembrance of her mother's much loved brother and I am honoured to bear his name and to remember him. My mother once travelled to Belgium to see his grave and pay our family's respects.

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Biography

Son of Thomas BETTS and Margaret Isabella nee ROBERTS