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Regimental number12735
Place of birthWanganella via Hay, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address41 Botany Street, Waterloo, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.11
Height5' 8.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Beckton, Wanganella via Hay, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Discharge date23 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board Hospital Transport 'Karoa', 28 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 8 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 23 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered on Nominal Roll as BECTON.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BECKTON James

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