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Middleton Becket

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Middleton AWMM
  • Surname
    Becket AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Beckett AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/971 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 Bank of New South Wales, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William M. Becket (father), Church Road, Greenmeadows, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/971 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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 wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • "Educated at Takapau before he came to this School, joined the staff of the Bank of N.S.W. at Napier shortly after he left. Always keen on military service, he at one time was determined to make the Army his profession. He enlisted before he was eighteen, but was rejected. On his transfer to Christchurch he again volunteered, and was accepted for service, going into Trentham as a N.C.O. He was considered rather young for the work, however, and returned to the ranks. This did not deter him, and he left New Zealand with the 2nd Battalion of the N.Z. Rifle Brigade. He died from a shrapnel wound in the back, his being the only casualty in a party of twelve who were detailed to replace some wire entanglements in 'No-Man's Land.' Before going to Europe he had seen six months' service in Egypt." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School])

      Surname is recorded as Becket in Nominal Rolls, as Beckett in Archives New Zealand AWMM
    • Born 17 August 1896, oldest son of William Middleton & Mary Ann Beckett. Public - Sue - Other Relative - 25 January 2015 - Family Papers
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About death

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  • Death
    28 May 1916 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France AWMM I.A.30. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Remembered always Rest In Peace
    Public - Sue - Other Relative - 25 January 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 45 AWMM
    • In Memoriam, 1914-1918. (1919).Wanganui, N.Z.: Collegiate School. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM


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25 January 2015SueLevin, New ZealandOther Relative
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