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Philip Verne Becroft

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Family memorial, Port Albert Cemetery (photo John Halpin 2010) - CC BY John Halpin
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Philip Verne AWMM
  • Surname
    Becroft AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Vincent AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 June 1894 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Lewis Philip Becroft (father), Port Albert, Kaipara Line, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Enteric fever, cerebral haemorrhage, coma AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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 Mangonui

    Named Vincent in the obituary. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 February 1915 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    MangonuiNorthland AWMM
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland 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

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