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Phillip Oswald BECK

Regimental number15892
Place of birthMossiface, Victoria
SchoolSt Arnaud High School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address239 Gold Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Henry V. Beck, State School, Tanck's Corner, Victoria
Enlistment date5 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 2, Reinforcement 17
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/12/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularOn his 18th birthday he was rejected as unfit for military service but on applying again he was allowed to go under observation in Melbourne Hospital. On 5 October 1916 he went to camp at Seymour, attached to the Engineers. On 25 October 1916 he sailed on A38, became ill and never regained consciousness after landing in England. He died of meningitis in Devonport Military Hospital.
FateDied of disease 15 January 1917
Place of death or woundingEngland
Age at death18.5
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialEfford Cemetery (R.C. Row C, Grave No. 3465), Plymouth, Devonshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Nicholas and Alice Ann BECK, 45 Murray Street, Elsternwick, Victoria. Native of Mossiface, Victoria

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