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Full Name
James Malcolm Becroft
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
James Malcolm
Surname
Becroft
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
23883
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Orchard labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs H.L. Becroft (mother), Point Albert Rural Delivery, Wellsford, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Care of P. Becroft & Co, Point Albert, Wellsford, New Zealand
Military District
Warkworth
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
24 Infantry Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 33
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
24Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Sidi Rezegh, Libya
Date of Death
25 November 1941
Age at Death
29
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference
6. K. 23.
Memorial Name
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
  • Family memorial, Port Albert Cemetery
  • Port Albert War Memorial, WW2 remembrance arch and 1939 - 1945 gates, Port Albert, Rodney District
  • Wellsford War Memorial Library, Wellsford, New Zealand
  • Roll of Honour, Wellsford War Memorial Library, WW1 & WW2, Wellsford, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
Private Becroft was the son of Harold Leslie and Nancy Hilda Becroft, of Port Albert
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News 24 December 1941
  • Family memorial on the grave of his parents, Port Albert Cemetery (digital photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Name panel beginning Becroft - Port Albert War Memorial, WW2 (digital photo John Halpin 2010)
  • Port Albert War Memorial, WW2 remembrance arch and 1939 - 1945 gates
  • Roll of Honour, WW1 & WW2, Wellsford War Memorial Library (photo J. Halpin November 2010)
  • Wellsford Memorial Library, front (photo John Halpin November 2010)
  • Wellsford Memorial Library, side (photo John Halpin November 2010)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
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