Ferdinand BECK

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BECK, Ferdinand

Service Number: 1028
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Auburn, New South Wales, 1891
Home Town: Bega, Bega Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Bega District Public School
Occupation: Postal assistant
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 15 August 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
No known grave - Panel 12
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1028, Sydney, New South Wales
18 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 1028, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney
18 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 1028, 1st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 1028, 1st Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli, GSW (ankles and thigh)
20 Jun 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 1st Infantry Battalion, In the field
15 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1028, 1st Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Augustus and Bridget Mary Beck of Valley Street, Bega, NSW; brother of Charles Augustus Beck who returned to Australia on 7 November 1915 having served with the 1st Battalion

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served with 33 Battalion of the NSW Citizen Miltary Forces for 3 years