William John BEATON

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BEATON, William John

Service Number: 1912
Enlisted: 15 January 1915, Enlisted at Euroa, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Euroa, Victoria, Australia, 1877
Home Town: Euroa, Strathbogie, Victoria
Schooling: Euroa State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 27 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli , Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

15 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1912, 14th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Euroa, Victoria
17 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1912, 14th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
17 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1912, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Peter Beaton and Catherine Beaton nee Watkins of Euroa, Victoria. Brother of Francis Peter Beaton who returned to Australia on 23 September 1917 having served with the 51st Battalion

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