37456 - Sapper

Douglas Henry

BECK

3rd Reinforcements

Timeline


1916

1916

28 September

Enlistment

Otago Military District

1916

4 October

Initial training

Narrow Neck, Auckland

1916

15 November

Transfer to England

HMNZT 69 - Tahiti

1917

1917

29 January

Marched in to NZ Depot, Boscombe

1917

2 March

Embarked for France

1917

4 March

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1917

9 April

Battle of Arras

British Offensive


From the Front

The Company was employed to rebuild a major road leading to the Front during the battle

Arras-Cambrai Road

1917

13 April

Joined the Company

1917

5 May

From the Front

The Company moved to Monchy, ten kilometres east of Arras, to work on the fortification of the new front line

The Billets in Monchy

1917

26 May

Admitted to hospital with tuberculosis

1917

1 June

Embarked for England

Admitted to hospital

1917

21 June

Classified unfit for active service

1917

14 July

Transfer to New Zealand

H.S. Marama

1917

22 November

Final discharge

End of Service

1919

21 January

Died of disease

On account of his war service, Dunedin

Resting place

Dunedin Northern Cemetery, New Zealand

Grave reference

Section 2. Block 67A. Lot 2

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, AABK 18805 W5520 67/0012115, Military Personnel File: Douglas Henry BECK - 37456.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Douglas Henry BECK.
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington, Government Printer, 1914-1919, Volume II, Roll N°45, p. 35.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Douglas Henry BECK (37456)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 16 June 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=41