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BECKMAN Ronald Henry Percival

Service: RAAF
Service number: 408688
Locality on Enlistment: Melbourne
Duration of Service: 22 May 1941 – 20 Feb 1946
Prisoner of War: No
Honours: None to display
Date and Place of Birth: 27 Jul 1916 Beeac
Parents: Henry Datlef BECKMANN and Beatrice Myrtle WILLIAMS
Spouse: Jessie McCALLUM
School/s: Melbourne Grammar
Occupation: Clerk, Tailor
Date and Place of Death: 17 Jun 1992 Colac
Place of Burial: Beeac

Notes: Ronald Beckmann’s father, Henry, had been in business as a tailor in Beeac for several years.  He later purchased and took over Mr. Richard Clarke’s tailoring business in Murray Street, Colac. The Beckmann name can still be seen in the floor of the entrance to what was once the tailors shop.  They employed both female and male tailors and many smart young ladies in Colac had their coats and suits made by ‘Beckmanns 123’. Ronald enlisted in the Militia and later transferred to the RAAF where he served as a Flight Lieutenant. He was a tall, dapper gentleman and caught the eye of Jessie McCallum of Birregurra and a former Morongo student..  They were married in 1949 at the Melbourne Grammar School Chapel.