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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Reginald Beckett
Name: Beckett, Reginald James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4604
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.
Occupation: Clerk
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
Service Record
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
Appears in Collections:Returned ANZACs

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