William Frederick BEITZ

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BEITZ, William Frederick

Service Number: 379
Enlisted: 14 January 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Roma, Maranoa - Queensland, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Roma, Maranoa, Queensland
Schooling: Roma State School
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Died of wounds, Pont d'Achelles, Pas de Calais, France, 4 March 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery
(Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 20)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 379, 41st Infantry Battalion
18 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 379, 41st Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Demosthenes embarkation_ship_number: A64 public_note: ''
10 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 379, 41st Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages
27 Feb 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 379, 41st Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, GSW left shoulder

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Parents :  Charles Frederick and Rachel Kirby BEITZ, Clenora, Minka Siding, Roma, Queensland

Brother: 1620 Pte Henry Frederick BEITZ, 49th Bn, effective abroad (still overseas).

William was wounded, reported as GSW (which could be variously 'Gunshot Wound' or 'General Shrapnel Wound' ) on 27 February.  He is recorded as having been evacuated through the 9th Field Ambulance.  He died of wounds on 4 March and was buried in Trois Arbres Cemetery.  There are a number of other cemeteries in the vicinity of Trois Arbres and most of the burials in these died of their wounds along the medical evacuation chain. There was a major complex of Casualty Clearing Stations nearby at Pont d'Achelles.  William's report of death was signed by OC 2 CCS.  

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