The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H J Beer


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Private Herbert John BEER,  G/18248, "A" Company, Platoon 2, Section 8, 11th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, (formerly 2817, Royal Fusiliers), killed in action, death assumed on or since 31st July 1917,  age 30.

Born Clerkenwell, London, son of George and Elizabeth Beer.


1911 Census - 51 Ambler Road, Finsbury Park, Islington, N - George Beer, head, age 73, married, assistant warehouseman, born Westminster; Elizabeth Emily Beer, wife, age 60, married 26 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Deptford, Kent; George Lawrence, son, age 25, single, railway clerk, born Clerkenwell; Herbert John Beer, son, age 24, single, publisher clerk,  born Clerkenwell; Elizabeth Emily Beer, daughter, age 20, single, school teacher, County Council,  born Clerkenwell; Christine Margaret Beer, daughter, age 17, single, dress? makers assistant,  born Clerkenwell.


19th February 1916, Register Office Brentford, Essex, married Ethel Louise Brown, spinster, of 12 Elmdale Road, Palmers Green, N / 26, Park Avenue, Wood Green, London. / 30, Park Avenue, Wood Green, London.

Enlisted St Pauls Churchyard EC, age 28, height 5ft 6½ inches.  Resided 12 Elmdale Road, Palmers Green, N. Formerly book keeper.

Home 22nd February 1916 to 12th September 1916; BEF, 13th September 1916 to 4th March 1917; Home 5th March 1917 to 13th June 1917; BEF, 14th June 1917 to 31st July 1917.

22nd February 1916, enlisted; 23rd February 1916, to Army Reserve; 27th May 1916. mobilized; 28th May 1916, posted 27th, Reserve Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, 2817; 1st September 1916, embarked; 2nd September 1916, joined 39th Infantry Base Depot, posted to 22nd Royal Fusiliers; 13th September 1916, transferred to 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th September 1916, joined Battalion; 25th January 1917, 41 Divisional Rest Station, scabies; 4th February 1917, rejoined Battalion; 12th February 1917, 25 General Hospital, NYD; 4th March 1917, to England, Hospital Ship St Denis, hernia; 5th March 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th May 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th June 1917, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd July 1917, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 31st July 1917, posted missing.

7th April 1918, date to which Separation Allowance of 16/6 a week will be paid to wife, Mrs E L Beer, 26, Park Avenue, Wood Green, London.

8th April 1918, pension of 13/9 a week awarded to widow, Ethel Louise Alder, formerly Beer.

Commemorated at  Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 & 47, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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