Māori › Lewis Arthur William Becroft Born 10 February 1890 - Died 30 April 1933 PDF Key details Service numberWWI 24/1594 AWMM Also known asBeecroft AWMM Lewis Arthur William AWMM Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Corporal/Military AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Full length portrait of Rifleman Lewis Arthur William Beecroft, Reg No 24/1594, of the New Zealand R … View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesLewis Arthur William AWMM SurnameBecroft AWMM Ingoa Also known asBeecroft AWMM Lewis Arthur William AWMM Service numberWWI 24/1594 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionChurch of England, Christian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth10 February 1890 AWMM Helensville, Auckland Province AWMM Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistment Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkationAlfred Beecroft (father), Helensville, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 8 January 1916 AWMM Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaign1914-1919 Western Front AWMM 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM Armed force / branchArmy AWMM Service numberWWI 24/1594 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM Victory Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency EnlistmentWW1 20 October 1915 AWMM Age 25 AWMM Fruit grower/Civilian AWMM Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 08 Jan 1916-7 February 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 38 AWMM Vessel was RMS Tahiti AWMM Rifleman AWMM 3rd Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion, F Company AWMM New Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHeight, Unknown Period AWMM 5 foot 5.25 inches AWMM Weight, Unknown Period AWMM 9 stone AWMM Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM Wounded in action 17 September 1916, admitted No 9 General Hospital, Rouen, sent to England HS Maheno AWMM Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM Wounded in action 20 November 1917 AWMM Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM Pulmonary Tuberculosis AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 18 May 1919 AWMM Termination of period of engagement AWMM Corporal/Military AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Alfred and Alice BecroftAddress after discharge Pukeora Sanitorium, WaipukurauIncorrectly named Beecroft on the Nominal Roll, listed as Becroft in Archives New Zealand AWMM Death About death Contribute › Death30 April 1933 AWMM Age 43 AWMM AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathDied of Disease AWMM Death notes CemeteryHelensville Cemetery, Helensville, New Zealand AWMM Block 1 Row B23 Plot 18 Seq 3 AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial namePort Albert War Memorial, WW1, Port Albert, Rodney District AWMM Wellsford War Memorial Library, Wellsford, New Zealand AWMM Roll of Honour, Wellsford War Memorial Library, WW1 & WW2, Wellsford, New Zealand AWMM Roll of Honour, Port Albert Public School, Port Albert Hall, Rodney, New Zealand AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Lewis Arthur William Becroft by laying a poppy. James Malcolm Becroft Kenneth Henry Becroft Lewis Arthur William Becroft Philip Verne Becroft Roland Melville Becroft Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Lewis Arthur William Becroft Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMilitary personnel file http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22274088 Further Reference Pukeora Sanitorium history http://www.pukeora.com/index.cfm?Page=History Further Reference Albertland & Districts Museum, Memorial Park, Wellsford, New Zealand http://www.albertland.co.nz/ Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM 16: 7 AWMM Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.