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Walter Herbert Beckensall

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Beckensall AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 190 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    TimaruCanterbury Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 22 August 1914 AWMM McIlwraith Street, North Carlton, Victoria AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Francis Walter Beckensall, 94 Canning Street, Carlton, Victoria AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 22 August 1914 AWMM Widowed AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 190 AWMM
  • Military service
    Served in the 5th Australian Infantry Regiment, Carlton, Victoria. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 22 August 1914 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 31 AWMM
    Bootmaker/Civilian Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    MelbourneVictoria Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      150 lb AWMM
    • 25 Apr 1915 {Age 32} AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Alexandria to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.
    Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1915 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 32 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    No known grave AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey (Panel 28) AWMM

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Sources

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