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John Raymond BECKETT

Regimental number773
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolMillingandi Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSt Elmo, Mt Morgan, Mrs Cecelia Kelly, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinMother, Pambula, South Coast, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, G Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death31 October 1917
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBatten New British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 6), Ploygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Cecilia Kelly BECKETT, 12 Darlington Road, Darlington, New South Wales. Native of Redfern, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousins: 3 killed in action.

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