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William Clifford Becroft

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Portrait, original displayed in the Albertland Museum, Wellsford (photographed with permission 2011) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Clifford AWMM
  • Surname
    Becroft AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Cliff AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10988 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 May 1890 AWMM Port AlbertKaipara Harbour AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 12 January 1916 AWMM Port Albert, Kaipara Line, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Lewis Philip Becroft (father), Port Albert, Kaipara Line, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 May 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Battle of Passchendaele October 12th AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10988 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Certified as 1st Class Signaller AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW1 12 January 1916 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Lewis Philip and Eliza Becroft, of Belmont Avenue, Mount Albert, Auckland.

    Two sons, brothers Philip Verne Becroft and William Clifford Becroft (10988) died in service in WW1. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: "BECROFT. – On October 12, killed in action in France, William Clifford Becroft (Cliff), dearly-loved second son of Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Becroft, of Port Albert; aged 28 years." (Auckland Weekly News, 15 November 1917, p. 30) AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Family grave memorial, Port Albert Cemetery AWMM
    • 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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