William Thomas Beck Born 7 May 1866 - Died 15 January 1947 PDF Print Share Key details Service number15/12 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Captain AWMMAuckland Military District, Equipment & Ordnance Stores, AWMM WarRegular Military Service AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Lay a poppy Unknown photographer (1915). Capt. Beck D.S.O. Auckland War … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesWilliam Thomas AWMM SurnameBeck AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number15/12 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionChurch of England, Christian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Report › Report › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth7 May 1866 AWMM Place of birthCastlemaine, Victoria, Australia AWMM Birth notesCastlemaine, Victoria, Australia AWMM Occupation before enlistmentRegular soldier AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentUnknown Defence Stores, Defence Department, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs E. Beck (wife), Defence Stores, Defence Department, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 16 Oct 1914 Married AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarRegular Military Service AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMMGallipoli, Turkey AWMM1914-1916 Egypt AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number15/12 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsCompanion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMMDSO: London Gazette, 8 November 1915. Citation: "For distinguished service in the field during the operations in the Dardanelles." AWMM1914-1915 Star AWMMBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal with oak leaf AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 3 AWMMVessel was Maunganui AWMMHonorary Captain AWMMHeadquarters AWMMMain Body AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 19 February 1916 AWMMCaptain AWMMAuckland Military District, Equipment & Ordnance Stores, AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Attested for the NZEF 21 August 1914 in Auckland whilst serving with the New Zealand Staff Corps in Auckland and aged 48Confirmed as Captain 14 June 1915Invalided to New Zealand on the Tahiti 20 November 1915Struck off strength, NZEF 23 November 1915.Service record has addresses as C/o Public WEorks Department, Apia, Samoa; Maungawhau Road, Auckland; and Union Street, Dunedin (September, 1927). AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death82 AWMM Date of death15 January 1947 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathWellington, New Zealand AWMM Death notesWellington, New Zealand AWMM Cemetery nameKarori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Grave referenceSection: SOLDIERS, Plot Number: 11 P/3 AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember William Thomas Beck by laying a poppy. William Copland Beck William Patrick Ebenezer Beck William Thomas Beck Cecil Becke Francis Julius Beckensall Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of William Thomas Beck Leave a note Contribute › Processing It is understood that Captain BECK had the honour of being the first New Zealand soldier to land on 25 April 1915, at Gallipoli, with a New Zealand unit, which was the NZ & A Division. John Meyers Director Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum 106 Wharf Street Maryborough Public - John - 14 June 2016 Report We wish to advise that the original medal group to Capt BECK, consisting of DSO, WWI trio w / MID is on display in the Gallipoli Room of the Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum, Queensland, Australia. The museum represents 114 soldiers, primarily with their medals, for gallantry or conspicuous service during the Gallipoli campaign. John Meyers Director Public - John - 14 June 2016 Report Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCemetery Records. Wellington City Council.http://www.wellington.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/search/search.phpSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22274042Further ReferenceFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C36207Further Reference DocumentsPolaschek, A. (1983). The Complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal. Christchurch, N.Z.: Medals Research. AWMMNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMVol1: 45 AWMMPreston, N. J. (1914-1915) Gallipoli Album. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-382. AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 14 June 2016JohnMaryboroughOther 08 June 2016RobertAustraliaOther Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.