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Alfred Howard A'BECKETT

Regimental number3346
Place of birthWindsor, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressWhittlesea, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 8.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Dorothy Lydia a'Beckett, Beach Road, Hampton, Victoria
Previous military serviceScottish Horse (6 months)
Enlistment date15 March 1917
Place of enlistmentNorthcote, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Discharge date21 December 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 July 1917; admitted to Ship's Hospital, at sea, 27 July 1917 (injury to back); discharged, 2 August 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 16 September 1917; marched into 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 17 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 January 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 9 January 1918.

Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Le Havre, 19 January 1918 (bronchitis); transferred to England, 24 January 1918; to Southwark Military Hospital, East Dulwich Grove, 25 January 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 19 March 1918 (debility and pleurisy); discharged, 19 March 1918, and marched into No 2 Command Depot the same day.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika', 12 May 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1918; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit: general debility), 21 December 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 December 1950
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, A'BECKETT Alfred Howard

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