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James Aloysius BECK

Regimental number7693
Place of birthCootamundra New South Wales
SchoolBermagui Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressDundas, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs M F Beck, Nambucca, Bega, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 September 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 September 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death8 August 1918
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VII, Row I, Grave No. 8), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
123
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Herman and Margaret BECK; husband of Mary F. BECK, 9 Ada Street, Concord, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2003 Pte Harold BECK, Artillery Details, killed in action in France, 4 December 1916; Frank BECK, died in Liverpool Camp, New South Wales.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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