Military Medal G.V.R., 1914-15 Star, (680073. Bmbr. W. Beck. B.276/ W. Lan. Bde. R.F.A.) British War Medal, Victory Medal, (l 816 Cpl. W. Beck. R.A., ) Territorial Force Efficiency Medal 1908 George V issue. (680073. Cpl. W. Beck. R.F.A.)816/680073. Cpl. W. Beck. Royal Field Artillery.
M.M. London Gazette 7 October 1918 the original recommendation states.
‘For gallantry and devotion to duty near Gorre on 9th April 1918 this N.C.O. was in command of the guns in the ‘Tuning Fork Line’ The battery position was subjected to a very heavy bombardment, the telephone dugout being blown in, and occupants buried. He immediately ran to their assistance, and by his efforts succeeded in clearing the entrance and rescuing those inside. They certainly owe their lives to the plucky and prompt action of Bombardier Beck as well as all were wounded and nearly suffocated. (Immediate award)