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Thomas Frederick BECK

Regimental number5053
Place of birthMarylebone, London, England
SchoolLondon County Council School, Ecclesbourne Road, Thornton Heath East, Surrey, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPort Darwin, Northern Territory
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.7
Height6' 0"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Mackay, 79 Mark Lane, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 December 1915
Place of enlistmentDarwin, Northern Territory
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 September 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Date of death3 September 1916
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 26), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Amy Mackay BECK, 7A Thayer Street, Manchester Square, London, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 31 March 1916; disembarked Port Said, 5 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 14 June 1916.

Taken on strength, 49th Bn, in the field, 13 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 3 September 1916) (shrapnel wound, back), and admitted to 3rd Canadian Field Ambulance.

Died of wounds, 3 September 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BECK Thomas Frederick

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