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Private A C Beckett


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Private Albert Charles BECKETT, L/9557,  2nd  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  died of disease (dysentery), whilst a Prisoner of War, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 13th July 1916.

26th February 1891, born Fulham, SW, son of Thomas & Harriett Beckett, 59 Bromley Gardens, Shortlands, Kent. Brothers - Thomas E Beckett, 59 Bromley Gardens, Shortlands, Kent; Frederick E Beckett, 59 Bromley Gardens, Shortlands, Kent; Arthur E Beckett, born 28th September 1890, 59 Bromley Gardens, Shortlands, Kent; Joseph E, Beckett, Cuba; William H Beckett, Private, RMSC, Portland.

25th September 1894, St Peter, Fulham, baptism, of Charles Beckett, son of Thomas (builder) & Harriett Beckett, of 49 Reporton? Road,

Home 22nd February 1911 to 29th October 1912; ????? to 14th October 1915; Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 15th October 1915 to 13th July 1916.    

Enlisted New Cross, Kent, age 18, height 5ft 7½ inches, weight 123lbs, large scar left side of back, several scars back of head.  Resided Shortlands, Kent. Formerly gardener.

22nd February 1911, enlisted, & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th June 1911, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd November 1911. awarded 3rd Class Certificate of Education; 14th December 1911, having greasy service dress when parading at retreat, 3 days confined to Barracks; 22nd December 1911, Nor saluting the Commanding Officer, improperly dressed in barracks, 3 days confined to Barracks; 22nd January 1912, dirty on Parade, 7 days confined to Barracks;  29th October 1912, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 27th April 1913, having a dirty rifle on church parade, 5 days confined to Barracks; 26th September 1913, having a dirty rifle& rifle sling on Guard Mounting Parade, 7 days confined to Barracks; 6th March 1914, not complying with an order, not cleaning his book when ordered to do so, 7 days confined to Barracks; 30th June 1914, having a very rusty bayonet on Parade, 7 days confined to Barracks;  15th October 1915, Bombay, embarked; 22nd October 1915, Busra, disembarked; 13th July 1916, died in E'Cole des Ouvers Hospital, of disease, dysentery, whilst a Prisoner of War, captured at Kut-al-Almara, 9th April 1916.

10th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Thomas Beckett, 59 Bromley Gardens, Shortlands, Kent; Mother, Harriett  Beckett, 59 Bromley Gardens, Shortlands, Kent.; Brothers - William Henry Beckett, age 34, born 14th April 1883, Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Roberts?; Tom Beckett, age 37, born 7th June 1881, 59 Bromley Gardens, Shortlands, Kent.; Frederick Beckett, age 32, born 21st November 1886, Cambridge Barracks, Woolwich; Sisters - Hetty Luffleck?, age 33, born 7th April 1887, 66 Bromley Gardens, Bromley, Kent; Lily Self, age 30, born 4th July 1889, 26 Waloo? Road, Bromley, Kent; Matilda Beckett, age 22, 59 Bromley Gardens, Shortlands, Kent.

Buried at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, XIV.A.10. Iraq. Commemorated on Bromley War Memorial.

see also Pte C S Beckett


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