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Son of Clara Marsack Tegner and Louis Ferdinand Tegner, of Wellington, New Zealand.
On return to New Zealand he was appointed Temporary Sergeant Major on the strength of the New Zealand Permanent Staff as a Sergeant Instructor in Wellington.
He was attached to 21st Mounted Rifles to enable him to leave New Zealand and to join the Indian Army. The discharged from NZEF took effect on disembarkation in Bombay, India.
Middle name appears as both Beecher and Becher in his military personell file and as Becher on nominal roll.
Manuka then transfer to Morea at Sydney and Mashobra at Bombay for Suez. AWMM
6 March 1918 AWMM
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Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Waziriah Area of the Al-Russafa district, Baghdad, Iraq AWMM XII. M. 4. AWMM
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- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Vol1: 716 AWMM
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
53: 3 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. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
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