Richard William Bettles1

#6021, (20 March 1897-26 March 1985)
Father*Richard Bettles1 b. 1833, d. 30 Oct 1898
Mother*Jane Dickson1 b. 4 Oct 1862, d. 25 Jul 1951
ChartsThe Bettles of the Deepings
Birth*20 MAR 1897 Richard William Bettles was born on 20 MAR 1897 at Wanneroo, WA, Australia.1 
Marriage*1926 He married Myrtle Elizabeth Edwards in 1926 at Perth, WA, Australia.2 
Death*26 MAR 1985 Richard William Bettles died on 26 MAR 1985 at Perth, WA, aged 88. 
(Witness) Burial19 APR 1912 He witnessed the burial of Helena Bettles on 19 APR 1912 at Karrrakatta Cemetery, Perth, WA, Australia.3 
Employment*1916 Richard William Bettles was employed as labourer.4 
Milit-Beg*9 MAR 1916 He began military service on 9 MAR 1916 at Wanneroo, Perth, WA, Australia.4 
Posting*11 APR 1917  He was captured, at Reincourt, Picardy, France.4 
Residence*14 JAN 1918 He was a prisoner of war at Limburg, Hesse, Germany.4 
Posting6 JAN 1919  He arrived back in England, as a repatriated POW..4 
Posting21 MAY 1919  He arrived back on SS Khyber, at Perth, WA.4 
Milit-End*5 JUL 1919 He ended military service on 5 JUL 1919 at Perth, WA.4 
Occupation*1931 The occupation of Richard William Bettles was 'dairyman.5
Residence*1931 He and Myrtle Elizabeth Edwards lived at North Beach, WA, Australia.6 
Residence1968 Richard William Bettles and Myrtle Elizabeth Edwards lived at Okely Road, North Beach, WA, Australia, together with William Bettles.7 
Residence1980 Richard William Bettles and Myrtle Elizabeth Edwards lived at Lot 348 Karnup Road, Armadale, WA, Australia.8 


Myrtle Elizabeth Edwards b. 1902, d. 21 Nov 1995
Marriage*1926 Richard William Bettles married Myrtle Elizabeth Edwards in 1926 at Perth, WA.2 
Last Edited9 Sep 2017


  1. [S97] Australia BMD Indices, birth, Perth, WA, father Richard Bettles, mother Jane Dickson, 1897, no 2330.
  2. [S97] Australia BMD Indices, marriage, Richard W Bettles & Myrtle E Edwards, Perth, WA, 1926, no 861.
  3. [S122] Newspaper records, from the West Australia, Tues., 23 May 1912. funeral details.
  4. [S38] Australian War Memorial .pdf copies of original typed records.
  5. [S60] Aus Elect. Roll, WA, Swan, Northam, page 10. 1931.
  6. [S60] Aus Elect. Roll, WA, Swan, Northam, page 10.
  7. [S60] Aus Elect. Roll, WA, Stirling, North Beach, 1968, page 5.
  8. [S60] Aus Elect. Roll, WA, Canning, Armadale, 1980, page 1.
  9. [S54] Internet source/web sites inc. trees,; Gordon family tree; no sources given.
  10. [S97] Australia BMD Indices, death, Frankilin Charles Bettles, 31, father Richard William, mother Myrtle Elizabeth, Perth, WA, 1979 no 144/79/v.
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