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Full Name: Frederick Edward Beckett
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): Frederick Edward
Surname: Beckett
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 234294
Date of Birth: 31 July 1916
Place of Birth: Wanganui, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment: Farmer
Next of Kin: Mr E.R. Beckett (father), Greenhill Rd., Puketaha, Hamilton, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Puketaha, Hamilton, New Zealand
Military District: Hamilton
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Armoured Brigade
Embarkation Date: 21 July 1943
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Nieuw Amsterdam
Destination: Egypt
Campaigns: Italy
Last Unit Served: 20Armoured Regiment
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 15 December 1943
Age at Death: 27
Year of Death: 1943
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Cassino War Cemetery, Italy
Memorial Name:
  • Cassino Memorial, Italy
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Memorial Reference: Panel 15.
Biographical Notes: Frederick Beckett was the son of Edward Robert and Margaret Jean Beckett, of Hamilton.
Description of Image: Portrait
Further References: Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). p336
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
  • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, Defence of New Zealand Study Group.
  • Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL: http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-20Ba.html
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943)
  • Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL: http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-20Ba.html
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