The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A Beeston


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Private Albert BEESTON, G/21611, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of pneumonia, 21 Casualty Clearing Station, France and Flanders, 6th November 1918, age 29.

Born Prees, Shropshire, son of Samuel Beeston.

14th September 1910, Register Office, Wellington, Shropshire, marriage, to Edith Ellen Pritchard, spinster, of 11 Rushmore Lane, Wellington, Shropshire.

Children - Albert Leslie Beeston, born 9th September 1912, Wellington, Shropshire; Charles Henry Beeston, born 26th October 1910, Wellington, Shropshire; Edith Cissie Beeson, born 19th May 1915, Wellington, Shropshire; Elsie May Beeston, born 14th October 1917, Wellington, Shropshire.


1911 Census - Rushmore Lane, Wellington, Shropshire - Albert Beeston, head, age 21, married, farm labourer, born Walton, Shrposhire; Edith Ellen Beeston, wife, age 20, married under 1 year, 1 child, born Wellington, Shropshire; Charles Henry Beeston, son, age 5 months, born Rushmore Lane, Wellington.


Enlisted Wellington, Shropshire, age 27, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 133lbs. Resided 11 Rushmore Lane, Wellington, Shropshire. Formerly railway porter.

Home 10th December 1915 to 10th October 1917; BEF 11th October 1917 to 9th November 1917; Home, 10th November 1917 to 20h August 1918; BEF, 21st August 1918 to 6th November 1918.

10th December 1915, enlisted; 10th December 1915 to Army Reserve; 18th April 1917, mobilized; 20th April 1917, posted No.5 Cav. Depot; 24th April 1917, posted Hussars of the Line, 34637; 7th July 1917, transferred to Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry; 11th October 1917, posted No.2. Infantry Base Depot; 11th October 1917, posted 10th Battalion,  Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry; 17th October 1917, posted 1st Battalion,  Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry; 6th November 1917, 3 Australian Field Ambulance, wounded, shell wound right thigh; 6th November 1917, 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux;  10th November 1917, transferred to England, wounded severely, posted Depot,  Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry; 14th May 1918, posted 3rd Battalion,  Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry; 21st August 1918, posted Infantry Base Depot; 21st August 1918, posted 1st Battalion,  Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry; 26th August 1918, compulsorily transferred to 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment; 6th October 1918, compulsorily transferred to 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

25th May 1919, date to which Separation Allowance of 35/6 a week will be paid to wife, Mrs Edith Ellen Beeston.

26th May 1919, pension of 33/9 awarded to widow & four children.


Statement of relatives, click to enlarge

 


Buried at Caudry British Cemetery, IV.D.15., Nord, France.


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