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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Thomas Beck
Name: Beck, Thomas Frederick
Rank: Private
Service Number: 5053
Place of Birth: Marylebone (London, England)
Cultural heritage: English
Next of Kin: Amy Mackay – Mother ; 79 Mark Lane, London, England. Later 7A Thayer St , Manchester Square London.
Biographical notes: Born to Thomas and Amy Mackay. At the age of 14 he took head prize at his school in Ecclestown Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey. Beck worked as a steward on coasting vessels Wyreema, Wandilla, Kapunda, Coolgardie and others.
Occupation: Cook
Date of Enlistment: 22-Dec-1915
Age at Enlistment: 23 years 7 months
Place of Enlistment: Darwin
Unit: 49th Battalion 9th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement.
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1916-09-03
Place of Death: Mouquet Farm (France)
Place of Burial: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery (France)
Memorials: Darwin Cenotaph
Service History: Beck's unit embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A16 'Star of Victoria' on 31 March 1916 and transferred to 49th Battalion on 20 May 1916. Taken on strength 13 August 1916 and mortally wounded on 3 September 1916 at Mouquet Farm, Pozieres. The Unit War diary has a two page account of the assault on the trenches at "Ferme de Mouquet" in which Thomas died.
Related link: Always faithful : a history of the 49th Australian Infantry Battalion, 1916-1982 by Frederick Cranston. Brisbane : Boolarong Publications, 1983.
Nominal Roll
Unit War Diary
Service Record
"Roll of Honour", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 17 August 1918: p.16.
Roll of Honour
Embarkation Roll - HMAT A16 'Star of Victoria'
Darwin Returned Servicemens' League (RSL) : A Concise History of its Conception and Development by Clive Francis Geddes. Darwin : Clive Francis Geddes, 2011: p.35.
History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918 : Volume III 12th edition compiled by C.E.W. Bean. Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1941.
Commonwealth War Graves - Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension - Thomas Fred Beck
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
Appears in Collections:Fallen ANZACs

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