Private Joseph Edward Betts

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

10 Oct 1915

Media files and documents

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

57 Ashton Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Lancashire Landing Cemetery

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Private Betts of Ashton Road Luton served with the  Mounted Field Ambulance Division of the Royal Army Medical Corps. He arrived at  Gallipoli on 7th October 1915 and died of wounds on 10th October 1915.

Letters from his commanding officer and fellow servicemen and his Memorial Plaque were donated to Wardown Park Museum by his great neice and will be on display at the WW1 Exhibition from 5th August 2014.

As was often the case, his officer described Joseph's death as instant and painless, the result of a stray bullet to the head. However, his entry in UK Soldiers Died in the Great War describes his casulaty type as Died of Wounds.

Author: HillC

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