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Regimental number3349
Place of birthMareeba, Queensland
AddressWarrego Street, Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Carl Beck, Warrego Street, Cairns, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 February 1917
Place of enlistmentCairns, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 28th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 31 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBersheeba, Palestine
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 34), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsNephew: 3122 Pte John Ellenduff BEATTS, 49th Bn, killed in action, 27 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Disembarked Suez, 20 June 1917; marched into Isolation Camp, Moascar, 20 June 1917.

Transferred to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 26 July 1917; taken on strength, 26 July 1917.

Transferred to 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 29 July 1917; taken on strength, El Gamli, 1 August 1917.

Killed in action, Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BECK Carl

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