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Frank Leigh A'BECKETT

Regimental number678
Place of birthBeaconsfield, Victoria
SchoolEast Leigh State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressUpper Beaconsfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8.5"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinFather, E F A'Beckett, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Junior Cadets, and 10th Regiment, Australian Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date10 February 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was listed in despatches for great bravery.
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialAri Burnu Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 9), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward Fitzhayley and Janet Deodata A'BECKETT
Other details

Enlisted,1st Reinforcements, 8th Light Horse Regiment, 27 November 1914; discharged (medically unfit), 5 February 1915.

Re-enlisted, 10 February 1915.

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Reported missing in action, 7 August 1915; subsequently confirmed killed in action, 7 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, A'BECKETT Frank Leigh

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