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Peter Beaton was born in Windermere, VIC and was working as a Farmer and Grazier in Ballarat when he enlisted in the Australian Remount Unit 1, Squadron 2 on 15 September 1915 at the age of 27. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A67 Orsova on 12 November 1915. His time on the farm had obviously developed his horse handling skills and on arrival in Egypt he joined the 1st Australian Remount Unit. His military career however was relatively short, because by October 1916 it was decided that he should return to Australia. He returned to Melbourne on the Vestalia and was discharged soon afterwards as æmedically unfit – defective vision'.
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