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Herman Ernest BEECKEN

Regimental number3001
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationLabourer
AddressWells Street, Birkenhead, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs N M Beecken, Wells Street, Birkenhead, South Australia
Enlistment date15 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 15 June 1915 - 16th Battalion, 10th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 16th Battalion, 4 November 1915. Invalided to Australia with enteric, early 1916. Re-embarked with 32nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 10th Battalion, 25 December 1916. Mortally wounded, 8 April 1917.
FateDied of wounds 8 April 1917
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Date of death8 April 1917
Age at death32
Place of burialCararet-Rouge British Cemetery (Plot IX, Row D, Grave No. 7), Souchez, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Mitcham (Old) Cemetery, South Australia.
Miscellaneous detailsSee 6345 H E BEECKEN for second embarkation.

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