Māori › Philip Verne Becroft Born 20 June 1894 - Died 21 February 1915 PDF Key details Service number Also known asVincent AWMM Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM North Auckland Regiment AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Territorial Military Service AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Family memorial, Port Albert Cemetery (photo John Halpin 2010) - CC BY John Halpin View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesPhilip Verne AWMM SurnameBecroft AWMM Ingoa Also known asVincent AWMM Service number GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth20 June 1894 AWMM New Zealand AWMM Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistment Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkationLewis Philip Becroft (father), Port Albert, Kaipara Line, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Territorial Military Service AWMM Campaign Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Service number Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency Enlistment Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM Enteric fever, cerebral haemorrhage, coma AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM North Auckland Regiment AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Lewis Philip and Eliza Becroft (nee Morgan) of Belmont Avenue, Mount Albert, Auckland.Two sons, brothers Philip Verne Becroft and William Clifford Becroft (10988) died in service in WW1.Mobilised shortly after the war broke out, from Auckland Regiment, A Company for duty at the Wireless Station at Awanui Station near Kaitaia. Most of the men were aged 18 - 21 years old and they were replaced as they enlisted in the NZEF. The guard functioned for most of the war period. (Field, H.G. (1960))He was ill for 26 days, and was buried in MangonuiNamed Vincent in the obituary. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Death21 February 1915 AWMM Age 20 AWMM Mangonui, Northland AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathDied of Disease AWMM Death notes Cemetery Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM Family grave memorial, Port Albert Cemetery AWMM Port Albert War Memorial, WW1, Port Albert, Rodney District AWMM Wellsford War Memorial Library, Wellsford, New Zealand AWMM Roll of Honour, Wellsford War Memorial Library, WW1 & WW2, Wellsford, New Zealand AWMM Roll of Honour, Port Albert Public School, Port Albert Hall, Rodney, New Zealand AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Philip Verne Becroft by laying a poppy. Kenneth Henry Becroft Lewis Arthur William Becroft Philip Verne Becroft Roland Melville Becroft Thomas Vivian Becroft Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Philip Verne Becroft Leave a note Contribute › Processing Related objects Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy) Library / Pictorial › manuscripts and archives MS-2016-2 Sources Sources Contribute › External linksBirths, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz Sources Used Obituary: Kaipara and Waitemata Echo , 4 March 1915, Page 2 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=KWE19150304.2.9&srpos Obituary Albertland & Districts Museum, Memorial Park, Wellsford, New Zealand http://www.albertland.co.nz/ Further Reference DocumentsField, H.G. (1960). "Pour Devoir" : a history of the Northland Regiment and its forbears. Auckland, N.Z.: Unity Press. AWMM Kaipara and Waitemata Echo AWMM Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.