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Richard Colvin Seddon Beck

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As above - his grave.

P/O. Richard Colvin Seddon Beck DFM. NZ/402158 RNZAF Age 30

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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 November 1911 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ402158 AWMM
    • WWII 402158 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • 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. 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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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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25 April 2019Juliana JaneAuckland New ZealandDirect descendant
05 August 2017KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher

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