The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G W Beckwith


Private George William BECKWITH, S/9092, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, France and Flanders, 5th February 1915. 

Born Bow, London, son of Samuel & Mary Ann Beckwith, 7 Hack Street, St Leonards Road, Poplar, London. 

1911 Census - 105 Bow Common Lane, Bow, London - Samuel Beckwith, head. age 40, married, gas stoker, born Bromley; Mary Ann Beckwith, wife, age 43, married 21 years, 10 children, 5 still alive, born Mile End; Rose Beckwith, daughter, age 16, single, born Bromley; Amelia Beckwith, daughter, age14, single, born Bromley; George Beckwith, son, age 12, born Bromley; Walter Beckwith, son, age 10, born Bromley; William Beckwith, son, age 8, born Bromley.

Enlisted Woolwich, Kent, age 19, height 5ft 2 inches, weight 105lbs. Formerly Van Guard.

7th April 1914, enlisted & posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 20th June 1914, Certificate of Education; 28th June 1914, forfeits 3 days pay; 5th August 1914, mobilized; 27th December 1914, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

Buried at Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, IV.E.I., Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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