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Desmond William Beckett

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Desmond William AWMM
  • Surname
    Beckett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    23494 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Te Whaiti, via Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Beckett (wife), 37 Pukaki Street, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    23494 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Sapper AWMM

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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    My father-in-law, whom my son is named after, was deceased in the Erebus plane crash. Public - Val - Other relative - 27 April 2021 - Was married to his son at the time so went through this horrific night with him. He was divorced from his wife, Mavis Beckett, whom is now also deceased dying from Cancer. Des was survived by 5 children, 4 still living, plus many grandchildren. If some one could contact me via email, I would like to put a photo up on this sight of my father-in-law.
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 2: WW2 16 AWMM

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27 April 2021ValGold Coast Australia previously Rotorua NZOther relative

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