William Thomas Beck Born 7 May 1866 - Died 15 January 1947 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number15/12 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeWW1 AWMMCaptain AWMMAuckland Military District, Equipment & Ordnance Stores, AWMM WarRegular Military Service AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Lay a poppy Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 45 - No known copyright restrictio … 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 › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth7 May 1866 AWMM Place of birthCastlemaine, Victoria, Australia AWMM Birth notesCastlemaine, Victoria, Australia AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentRegular soldier AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMDefence 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 October 1914 AWMMMarried AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarRegular Military Service AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns1915-1916 AWMMGallipoli AWMMGallipoli, Turkey AWMM1914-1916 AWMMEgypt AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number15/12 AWMM Military units Military service 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 AWMM16 October 1914 AWMMWellington, New Zealand AWMM16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMMHMNZT 3 AWMMWellington, New Zealand, Suez, Egypt AWMMDepart - 16 Oct 1914, Arrival - 03 Dec 1914 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM16 October 1914 AWMMMain Body AWMMHeadquarters AWMMHonorary Captain 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 AWMM19 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 Contribute › Cemetery nameKarori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Grave referenceSection: SOLDIERS, Plot Number: 11 P/3 AWMM Memorial Contribute › 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 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of William Thomas Beck Leave a note Contribute › Processing 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=22274042Archives NZ 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 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.