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Richard Colvin Seddon Beck

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Biography for Richard Colvin Seddon Beck. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Bo - Cl. Archives Zealand (R17845607-0398). CC-BY 2.0.

Biography for Richard Colvin Seddon Beck. RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Decease …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Colvin Seddon AWMM
  • Surname
    Beck AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ402158 AWMM
    • WWII 402158 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 December 1911 RNZAF Biographies (R17845607) WestportBuller District RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mother: Mrs C. M. Beck, Carters Junction. Westport AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    • Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
    • Instructor/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Richard Beck was the son of Richard and Catherine McCulloch Beck, of Hokitika, Westland, New Zealand.

    Attended Westport Technical High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
    • Killed on Active Service AWMM
    • At 03:55 hr, Friday 24th July 1942, two Wellingtons collided on the perimeter of RAF Finningley and Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 5 August 2017 - http://www.aircrewremembered.com/beck-richard.html
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard Extension, Nottinghamshire, England AWMM Row B. Grave 2. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Colvin was my uncle.
    His mother Granny Beck was my favourite and I loved Kit ( my mother) and Olive (his sister)
    They were a bright, fun, chirpy lot despite the loss of Colvin in WW11
    Public - Juliana Jane - Direct descendant - 25 April 2019
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ab - B. Archives New Zealand (R17845607) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2019Juliana JaneAuckland New ZealandDirect descendant
05 August 2017KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher

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