Allan Edmund Betts
"Lest We Forget"
Allan Edmund Betts was born 15th May 1896 at Mersay in
Tasmania, son of George Betts and Bertha Atto. Allan served in
the 12th Battalion AIF in WW1. He was killed in action in between
19th and 22nd August 1916 at Morquet Farm in France and is buried
at Villers Bretonneux.
Allan was a tailor by profession.
For more details on Allan's service record see below.
Photos kindly supplied by Hayden Bingham.
Right. Allan's British War Medal, a commemorative medal issued
to the next of kin of soldiers killed in action in WW1
Below: Allan [left] and brother Benjamin [right] in uniform.
WW1 Service Number: 1810
Rank: Private 12th Battalion AIF
Date of Enlistment: 5th January 1915.
Age: 18 years and 8 months.
Height: 5' 73/4"
Weight: 10 stone 2 pounds
Chest measuremen: 30-35 inches
Regilious Denomination: Methodist
Distinctive Marks: Cleft palate operation scar on upper lip.
As Allan was underage, a letter of consent was given by his father, George Betts.
To be continued....