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Regimental number806
Place of birthMinehead, Somerset, England
Other NamesPercy Hamlin
SchoolTownsend House School, Minehead, Somerset, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCavendish House, Minchead, Somerset, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10.25"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Beckett, Cavendish House, Minchead, Somerset, England
Previous military serviceServed in West Somerset Yeomanry, Territorial Force.
Enlistment date7 November 1914
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularRoll of Honour gives his calling as an auctioneer.
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingWalker's Ridge, Gallipoli
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialAri Burau Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 11), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hary and Sarah BECKETT, Cavendish House, Minehead, Somerset, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

First enlisted on 12 September 1914 (service number 821) at Mildura, Victoria; discharged.

Re-enlisted at Melbourne, 9 November 1914.

Taken on strength, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915; posted to 'A' Squadron, 26 May 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BECKETT Percy

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