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Lewis Arthur William Becroft

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Full length portrait of Rifleman Lewis Arthur William Beecroft, Reg No 24/1594, of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Reinforcements to the 2nd Battalion, - F Company. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-B1444. No known copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lewis Arthur William AWMM
  • Surname
    Becroft AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Beecroft AWMM
    • Lewis Arthur William AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/1594 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 February 1890 AWMM HelensvilleAuckland Province AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Alfred Beecroft (father), Helensville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 January 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/1594 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
    WW1 20 October 1915 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Fruit grower/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, 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

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  • Last rank
    WW1 18 May 1919 AWMM
    Termination of period of engagement AWMM
    Corporal/Military AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Alfred and Alice Becroft

    Address after discharge Pukeora Sanitorium, Waipukurau

    Incorrectly named Beecroft on the Nominal Roll, listed as Becroft in Archives New Zealand AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 April 1933 AWMM
    Age 43 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Helensville 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

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  • Memorial name
    • Port 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

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