Alexander McDonald BETHUNE

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BETHUNE, Alexander McDonald

Service Number: 4069
Enlisted: 3 January 1916, Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Northam, Western Australia, 1889
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Kalgoorlie Central School
Occupation: Horse Trainer
Died: Accidental (Injuries), France, 4 April 1918
Cemetery: Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Northam Fallen
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World War 1 Service

3 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4069, 28th Infantry Battalion, Blackboy Hill, WA
1 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4069, 28th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4069, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Fremantle

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Biography

Alexander McDonald BETHUNE was born 1889 in Northam, Western Australia

His parents were Samuel Louden BETHUNE and Laura Sophia Robinson YELLAND

His father was born in Victoria and his mother in South Australia

His father died in 1907 in York Hospital and in 1912 his mother remarried to a James REDPATH in WA

Alexander enlisted January 1916 in Blackboy Hill with 28th Battalion 

S/N 4069

Unit embarked from Fremantle in April 1916 on board HMAT Ulysses

He died of accidental injuries on 4th April, 1918 - he was shot accidentally when a prisoner escaped

He is buried in Outterstene Communal Cemetery Extension in Bailleul in France

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