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|Name:||Beckett, Reginald James|
|Place of Birth:||Mount Magnet (W.A.)|
|Next of Kin:||James Thornton Beckett - Father ; c/o Herald Office, Flinders Street, Melbourne, Vic.|
|Biographical notes:||His father, James Thornton Beckett, was appointed Protector of Aborigines in 1911, along with Mervyn Holmes, James Harcourt Kelly and Roy Burston. In January 1923, Reginald Beckett took out a lease on 120 square miles on the Sir Edmund Pellew group of islands and was appointed as a Temporary Guard at Darwin Gaol and Labour Prison, Fannie Bay in February 1923. His father held 15 gold mining leases in the Tanami desert in 1933.|
|Date of Enlistment:||19-Nov-1917|
|Age at Enlistment:||18|
|Place of Enlistment:||Melbourne (Vic.)|
|Unit:||4th Light Horse Regiment|
|Service:||Australian Imperial Force|
|Service History:||Previous service in the Darwin District Guard for 3 years and the Signal Corp for 3 months. Beckett embarked at Sydney 30 April 1918 on the SS 'Port Darwin'. Returned to Australian, disembarked Melbourne 26 August 1919 per 'Dunluce Castle'.|
|Related link:||Embarkation Roll - SS 'Port Darwin'|
Endure and fight : a detailed history of the 4th Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 1914-1919 : Gallipoli, Sinai and Palestine, France and Belgium by David Holloway. Port Melbourne, Vic. : Fourth 4th Light Horse Regiment Memorial Association, 2011.
Unit War diary
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
|Appears in Collections:||Returned ANZACs|
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