|Place of birth||Bass, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||39.5|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs Lucy Beatty, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Leongatha, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||37th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/54/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||37th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Enlisted 15 March 1916 - 37th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 37th Battalion, 26 October 1916.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Messines, Belgium|
|Age at death||40|
|Age at death from cemetery records||45|
|Place of burial||Strand Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 4), Ploegsteert, Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 16 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 October 1916.
Taken on strength, 37th Bn, 26 October 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.
Killed in action, 8 June 1917.
Statement, Red Cross File, 10 CQMS L.C. TURNER, 37th Bn, 23 November 1917: 'Pte J. Beck was one of my cooks and was on his way to the line on the day of the 8th. June with his three mates. They were going up to try and give the lads of the company something hot when they were struck by a shell and Jack was killed instantly. His other three mates were wounded.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BECK John
Red Cross File No 0310501A