Roy BECKINGHAM

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BECKINGHAM, Roy

Service Number: 4360
Enlisted: 23 October 1915, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Narrabri, New South Wales, 26 April 1897
Home Town: Leichhardt, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Ypres, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Leichhardt War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

23 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales
9 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, SN 4360, 17th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
9 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, SN 4360, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Sydney
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4360, 17th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

Memorial  details: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Roy Emanuel BECKINGHAM was born on 26th April, 1897 in Narrabri, New South Wales

His parents were George Shadrick BECKINGHAM & Matilda Grace SELF who married in Narrabri in 1891

His father George died on 22nd October, 1902 of Typhoid Fever & his mother Matilda remarried in Sydney in 1914 to Buckley WESTON