John Henry BECKMAN

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BECKMAN, John Henry

Service Number: 6285
Enlisted: 11 October 1916, Enlisted at Geelong
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Egerton, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Mount Egerton, Moorabool, Victoria
Schooling: Bungall State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds - shell wound penetrating abdomen, 47th Casuality Clearing Station, France, 5 July 1918
Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme
Plot 111, Row D, Grave 6
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6285, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Geelong
23 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6285, 23rd Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6285, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
4 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6285, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Shell wound penetrating abdomen

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charlotte Beckman of Mount Egerton, Victoria; brother of Margaret Trotter (nee Beckman) of Streiglitz, Vic, Katherine Groat (nee Beckman) and William Beckman who returned to Australia on 16 December 1917 having served with the 24th Battalion

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal - to his sister Margaret Trotter