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John Beaton

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Beaton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 23/2154 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C. Beaton (mother), 408 Cumberland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23/2154 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Shearer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • John Beaton was the son of Catherine Beaton, of 408, Cumberland St., Dunedin, New Zealand, and the late Archibald Beaton. Native of Argyll, Scotland. AWMM
    • John Beaton was born 9 Jul 1891 at Waianakarua, North Otago - he is commemorated on the Herbert War Memorial Public - Shona - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel File, Herbert War Memorial


About death

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  • Death
    9 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France AWMM III. C. 110. AWMM
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  • I was lucky enough to visit Great Uncle Jacks grave in France together with my husband, daughter, son and their partners in Jan 2013. We did a mini Anzac Service at his grave with hubby playing the Last Post on a borrowed instrument, and my kids reading the RSA Ode and Keatings poem about men in a far off land. Although hubby has played for over 50 years at Anzac Services, he found it very moving playing in a cemetery, rather than in front of a war memorial. A lady walking past realized what we were doing, stopped took off her hat and bowed her head until we were finished. Amazing respect 100 years on. The most sobering moment of all was watching our 4 in their early 20's, wandering around the graves reading the ages on some of the headstones, of men younger than them. Jacks mother also visited his grave in 1921. You, or your sacrifice will never be forgotten Uncle Jack.
    Public - Barbara - Other relative - 6 January 2016



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28 May 2020AllanRotoruaResearcher
06 January 2016Barbara Oamaru Other relative
27 April 2015ShonaNorth Otago, New ZealandOther

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