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Victor William Henry BECK

Regimental number1507
Date of birth22 November 1886
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
Address31 Victoria Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.4
Height5' 4"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Beck, 31 Victoria Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date9 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 March 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Victor William
Discharge date22 June 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Karoola', 8 May 1916; discharged (medically unfit: neurasthenia), Sydney, 22 June 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S212103.
Date of death10 March 1964
Age at death67
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BECK Victor William Henry

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