The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J Beckham


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Private John BECKHAM, 206377,  7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died, Prisoner of War, Munster?,  21st November  1918.

Born Melton Constable, Norfolk, son of Herbert J & Lucy Beckham, Crown Inn, Wigton, Norfolk / Walsingham, Norfolk.


1911 Census - Barsham Road, Houghton in Dale, Houghton St Giles, Walsingham, Norfolk - Herbert J Beckham, head, age 48, married, farm bailiff, born Hilderstone, Norfolk; Lucy Beckham, wife, age 47, married 27 years, 12 children, 10 still alive, born Briston Norfolk; Jacob Beckham, son, age 15, single, farm labourer, born Melton Constable, Norfolk; John Beckham, son, age 15, single, farm labourer, born Melton Constable, Norfolk; Albert Beckham, son, age 13, single, school, born Melton Constable, Norfolk; Dorothy Beckham, daughter, age 11, born Melton Constable, Norfolk; Dothery Bonham, grand daughter, age 6, born Wickmere, Norfolk.


Enlisted Fakenham, Norfolk, age 17.  Resided Walsingham, Norfolk. Formerly blacksmith.

Home 6th May 1913 to 25th July 1916; BEF 26th July 1916 to 21st November 1918.

6th May 1913, enlisted, 1036, 6th Cyclists Battalion, Norfolk Regiment; 14th September 1913 to 28th September 1913, Kettering Camp; 1914 Parkfield Camp. present;  5th August 1914, embodied; 19th February 1916. posted 3/6 Battalion, Norfolk Regiment; 20th May 1916, posted 1/6 Battalion, Norfolk Regiment; 1st September 1916, posted 8th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment; 21st February 118, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment & posted 7th Battalion; 21st November 1918, died in Prisoner of War Hospital.

Buried at  Cologne Southern Cemetery, XVII.A.22., Koln(Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany.


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