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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a motorman by trade, Henry John Francis Bettess was 27 years and single when enlisted on the 31st of July 1915 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment, 20th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 2641. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS 'Malwa' on the 25th of July 1916. Admitted to Citadel Military Hospital, Cairo for Tonsillitis on the 10th of May 1917. Embarked on the 25th of July 1916 and discharged from the 3rd Military Unit on the 21st of November 1919. On the 14th of June 1918 admitted to 31st General Hospital Pyrexia and was listed as returned to Australia on the 9th of July 1919. On the 9th of July 1919 embarked for RTA per 'Princz Ludwig' and discharged from AIF at Melbourne Military Unit of disability (post Malarial Debility) on the 21st of November 1919. Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll) *Given name Henry John. Tree No.1839