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Number : Private 1796

Battalion: 37th Battalion

Place of Birth: Bass, South Gippsland

Next of Kin: His sister, Mrs. L A Beatty
Newmarket Cambridgeshire

Date and place of enlistment: Leongatha 15/3/1916,
gave his postal address as Poowong

Physical details: Age 38 years, 5'4",
10 stone 7 pounds, blue eyes and dark hair.

Religion: Church of England

Occupation: Farmer

Date and place of death: He died of wounds in the field
at Messines Ridge Belgium on 14/6/1917

Location of grave or memorial: He is buried in Strand Military Cemetery Ploegstreet Wood Belgium

Relationship to Woorayl Shire: He enlisted in and was associated with Leongatha

Military History:

15/3/1916 He enlisted in Leongatha
His postal address Poowong
His Next Of Kin was his sister Mrs. L A Beatty Newmarket Cambridgeshire
16/8/1916 He left Melbourne on the RMS Orontes
2/10/16 He arrived in Plymouth
22/11/16 He went to France from Southampton and was in the 37th Battalion
9/5/1916 He had influenza for 3 days
14/6/17 He died in the field in Belgium
He was buried in Strand Military cemetery Ploegstreet Wood 2.25 miles SSW of Messines
A Mr. B Beck of Almurta School applied for his postal address.
His effects were an identity disc, silver pen knife, razor and 2 straps, 3 franc Wallet, wrist watch, protector, notebook and photo, a pipe bowl, brushes, a metal mirror, tie and belt
He had saved �1,554/5/6
In his will he left to his estate to his youngest sister Minnie, Mrs. N Turner of Sylfean Welshpool Montgomeryshire England. Minnie was the widow of Second Lieutenant Noel Turner


BECK, John Gilbert Bass

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