Allen Edmund BETTS

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BETTS, Allen Edmund

Service Number: 1810
Enlisted: 5 January 1915, Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Latrobe, Tasmania, 15 May 1896
Home Town: Latrobe, Latrobe, Tasmania
Schooling: Latrobe State School
Occupation: Tailor
Died: Killed in Action, Vadencourt, France, 19 August 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Latrobe War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

5 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Hobart, Tasmania
12 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1810, 15th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
19 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1810, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Fremantle
19 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1810, 12th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

"...1810 Private Allan Edmund Betts, tailor, of Latrobe, Tasmania. He enlisted in the 12th Battalion on 5 January 1915 and embarked from Fremantle on HMAT Argyllshire on 19 April 1915 for Gallipoli. Pte Betts was evacuated to Malta on 19 August 1915 suffering from a leg infection and dysentery and then to England for treatment and convalescence. He returned to Egypt just prior to the battalion relocating to France and the Western Front in April 1916. Pte Betts was killed in action near Vadencourt, north east of Amiens, France between 19-22 August 1916, aged 20 years. He has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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