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Regimental number1818
Place of birthEllesmere, England
Other NamesBECKETT, John
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.2
Height5' 3"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hannah Beckett, 34 Love Lane, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 December 1915
Place of enlistmentHamilton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 29 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 January 1916
Discharge date21 June 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Karoola', 20 January 1916; discharged (medically unfit: shrapnel in ankle), Melbourne, 21 June 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH John

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