|Place of birth||Singleton New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Richardson Street, Boulder, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||41|
|Next of kin||Brother, H J Beck, Singleton, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||11th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/28/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'Great courage and devotion to duty throughout the whole of operations. Also valuable rescue work under heavy fire on 8 October 1917. (East of Ypres)'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During the operations at BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES 1st to 9th October, 1917, Sgt. BECK was in charge of dumps and worked during the whole operations with great courage and devotion to duty. On the evening of 8th October, when the Signal Officer and party of Signallers and Runners were buried in a dug-out in REMUS WOOD Sgt. BECK led the relief party and worked with them, urging them to greater efforts for one hour under terrific shellfire. His great example inspired the others to supreme efforts and two men were got out alive in consequence.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120