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Richard William Beck

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard William AWMM
  • Surname
    Beck AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ415574 AWMM
    • WWII 415574 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 November 1921 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
    20 November 1921 Public - Martin - Other Relative - 3 June 2015 - Birth Certificate
  • Place of birth
    Wellington New Zealand Public - Martin - Other Relative - 3 June 2015 - Birth certificate
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Kenneth Martin Beck Public - Martin - Other Relative - 3 June 2015 - Family
  • Relationship status
    Father Public - Martin - Other Relative - 3 June 2015 - Family

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Europe (Air) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ415574 AWMM
    • WWII 415574 AWMM
  • Military service
    224 Squadron Public - Martin - Other Relative - 3 June 2015 - Millitary records
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    The Atlantic Star - Air Crew Europe
    The 1939-1945 Star - Battle of Britain
    New Zealand War Service Medal
    The Defence Medal 1939-1945
    War Medal 1939-1945 Public - Martin - Other Relative - 3 June 2015 - Minister of Defence

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Richard Beck was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Martin Beck, of Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM
    • His Mother was Helen Hester Evelyn (Lord)
      His date of birth was 20 November 1921 Public - Martin - Other Relative - 3 June 2015 - I am his Nephew

Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 November 1944 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Europe AWMM
  • 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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  • Memorial name
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM

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  • May he rest in Peace. His Father (my Grandfather) never gave up hope that one day he would show up somewhere because he was listed as missing in action. Until the day my Grandfather in died in 1968 I watched him suffer the loss of his only son. They must be reunited now in the after life.
    Public - Martin - Other Relative - 3 June 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/1083659
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
22 September 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
03 June 2015MartinNew ZealandOther Relative

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