Service Numbers: 2624, QX7707
Enlisted: 22 June 1916, Bundaberg
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: Northern Command Workshops
Born: Gympie, Queensland, Australia, 11 September 1895
Home Town: Bundaberg, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: unknown
Occupation: Plumber & Sheet Metal Worker
Died: Illness, Greenslopes Military, Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, 2 August 1947, aged 51 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Portion 15A, Section 2, Allotment 18
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

22 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2624, 47th Infantry Battalion, Bundaberg
27 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2624, 47th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2624, 47th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Brisbane
7 Jun 1917: Imprisoned Messines, Captured by the Germans & interned at Grafenwohr & repatriated to Dover 21st Dec 1918
19 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, SN 2624, 47th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Australian Military Forces (WW2), Corporal, SN QX7707
6 Jun 1940: Enlisted
2 Aug 1947: Involvement Australian Military Forces (WW2), SN QX7707, Northern Command Workshops

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Idrice was born Idrice Karl Otto BECKMAN on 11th September, 1895 in Gympie, Queensland

His parents were Karl (Charles) Edward BECKMAN & Mary Jane TOFT

He married Catherine Mary TOBIN on 2nd July 1927

Idrice served during WW1 in the 47th Infantry Battalion and was taken prisoner of war by the Germans on 7th June, 1917 at Messines and was sent to Grafenwohr and repatriated later to Dover in England on 21st December, 1918

He returned to Australia on the ship Plassey on 8th May, 1919 and was discharged on 15th June 1919

On 6th June 1940 he re-enlisted to serve during WW2 and was with the Northern Command Workshop of the Australian Corps Electircal & Mechanical Engineers (AEME)

He died of Illness in the Greenslopes Military Hospital in Brisbane on 2nd August, 1947 and is buried in Toowong Cemetery