Saturday, October 1, 2016

Samuel John Bettens

Samuel BettensSerial Number and Rank:  1231, Driver, 54th Battery, 14th F.A.B
Birth: 17 Decemeber 1895 Willinga Lake Bawley Point, 1896/5191 Moruya
Parents:  Joseph and Ellen Bettens nee Venables, who lived at Broken Head, Byron Bay in 1915
Enlisted:  May 1915 Lismore via 9 June 1915, Brisbane Qld
Photos provided by Daughter – June Parbery
Next of Kin: Fa: Joseph Bettens
Honour Rolls:  Burrill School

He left Australia in September 1915, and was training in Egypt for six months, prior to being sent to France.

He was one of the first Australians to land in France. He was originally attached to the Light Horse, but was transferred to the Artillery while in Egypt. 54th Battery, 14th FA Bde. RTA 3 July 1917
Samuel Bettens

Samuel also served in WW2 N471435
Brothers – Joseph Charles Bettens, Henry Bettens
Cousin – Malcolm Watt

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