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William Sydney BECK

Regimental number3239
Place of birthTumut New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressNewtown, Tumut, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinBrother, R Beck, Newtown, Tumut, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 25 July 1915 & posted to 1st Battalion, 11th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 1st Battalion, 6 January 1916. Transferred to 53rd Battalion, 14 February 1916.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death24.6
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 7), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
156
Other details

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

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