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George Beck

Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017.

Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George AWMM
  • Surname
    Beck AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 20485 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A. Beck (mother), Kimbolton Road, Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 20485 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Railways Employee/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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Ann Beck, of Kimbolton, Feilding, New Zealand. AWMM
    • 'The Honoured Dead'
      I regret to state that news was received the day of the meeting that one of our old [East Town] shopmates had died of wounds. Private George Beck went away with the 16th Reinforcements. He was well liked on account of his cheery good nature, and many a kindly thought will be given in the future to one who shouldered his country's burden and carried it cheerfully to the end.
      The shops staff, in the usual manner, assembled around the flag-staff, while the Union Jack was hoisted in memory of the dead soldier. Mr J. Donaldson addressed the men in eloquent eulogy of our departed comrade, and a resolution of sympathy was passed, to be forwarded to Private Beck's widowed mother. At the Branch meeting in the evening a similar resolution was passed all standing in silence. Railway review, 16 November 1917, p 515 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 4 September 2017 - Railway Workers Obituaries : New Zealand History : www.nzhistory.govt.nz
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 October 1917 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France AWMM P.III.J.8B. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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    Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM

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Sources

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04 September 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
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