Alfred William BECK

Regimental number4434
Place of birthUlverstone, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressVictoria Road, Birkenhead, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Beck, Ulverstone, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date10 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4435 Pte Cedric Roy Arthur BECK, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France (date not recorded).

Taken on strength, 10th Bn, in the field, 30 July 1916.

Reported missing, 23 August 1916; subsequently reported Prisoner of War, Germany.

Escaped from Germany, and arrived England, 7 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nevasa', 5 March 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 11 April 1919 (tonsillitis); discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 10 June 1919.

War service: 3 years 283 days (of which 3 years 79 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service
Date of death21 October 1942
Age at death52
Place of burialWilliamsford/Rosebery Cemetery, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, BECK Alfred William