Francis Michael BEATON

BEATON, Francis Michael

Service Number: QX12192
Enlisted: 4 July 1940, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rockhampton, Queensland, 17 December 1913
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Illness (POW of Japan), Burma, 10 September 1943, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, (Burma)
(CWGC) Official Commemoration - Grave Location: A8. C. 10. Roll of Honour: Rockhampton, Queensland., Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Thanbyuzayat, Mon State, Myanmar
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, QX12192, 2nd/26th Infantry Battalion
4 Jul 1940: Involvement Private, QX12192, 2nd/26th Infantry Battalion, Malaya/Singapore
4 Jul 1940: Enlisted Private, QX12192, 2nd/26th Infantry Battalion, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
4 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, QX12192, 2nd/26th Infantry Battalion
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore

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Biography contributed by Daniel Bishop

Son of Kenneth Francis & Ellen BEATON, of Rockhampton, Queensland.