Gregory Bethune applied to enlist in the A.I.F. on 15 July 1915 – just 11 months after war was declared. At the time he had just turned 22, was married to Annie and had one son, William aged 2, with another child on the way. Yet, he put his hand up to go and fight in a war on the other side of the world. He was the first of five sons of John and Susanah Bethune who would enlist to fight in WW1. His application was rejected, however, due to valvular heart disease. Because his application was rejected, he does not fit the criteria for the honour of being included on this site, yet his willingness to be the first of four of his brothers to enlist is a sign of his courage. Gregory is my Grandfather and maybe it is thanks to his heart condition that I am honouring my other four great uncles who were accepted, two of whom did not return.
Rosemary Lim commented
Gregory's pages already exists at https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/7358297 using his AIF record which you can find online at http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/records/127626 to add facts to his page and to 'Share a Story'.
This forum is just a means to an end, and it will be destroyed. What will continue, as a Permanent Digital Memorial is the database.
Lives of the First World War is a source-based project. In order for a Life Story to be created, source-based evidence, such as a service record, is required. Can you please provide the requisite evidence that will be the business case for adding him to the database.