Samuel BEATON

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BEATON, Samuel

Service Number: 1887
Enlisted: 23 June 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1883
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Kelvin Street Public School, Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Pozieres, Somme Sector, France, 1 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

23 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1887, 18th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
9 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1887, 18th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
9 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1887, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 23 years

Son of William aand Mary Whitford Beaton of 16 Vernon Street, Maryhill, Glasgow Scotland; brother of Mary Whitford

Served as a Gunner in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Glasgow Division

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal