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James BECK

Regimental number375
Place of birthBega New South Wales
SchoolBega Public School, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationQuarryman
AddressBega, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinW S Beck, Newtown, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollArtillery Details
FateDied as a result of accident 29 March 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Place of burialSt. Pierre Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave No. 8), Amiens, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
19
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Mary Ann BEK, 140 Gowrie Street, Newtown, New South Wales. Native of Bega, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2114 Pte Samuel BECK, 20th Battalion, killed in action in France, 5 May 1916; William H BECK

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