The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private J J Beswick


Private Joseph James BESWICK, G/19972, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action or died of wounds, France and Flanders, on or after 26th October 1917, age 21.

Born Buxton, Derbyshire, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Beswick, of Litton Mill, Millers Dale, Buxton, Derbyshire.

1911 Census -  Litton Mill, Millers Dale, Buxton, Derbyshire - James Buckley, head, age 62, married, jobbing gardener, born Manchester, Lancashire; Elizabeth Buckley, wife, age 37, married 42 years, 6 children, 4 still alive, born Manchester, Lancashire; Rosanna Buckley, daughter, age 27, single, reeler, cotton mill, born Cressbrook, Derbyshire; Joseph James Beswick, grandson, age 15, single, office boy, born  Litton Mill, Derbyshire; Rose Edith Beswick, grand daughter, age 12, school, born  Litton Mill, Derbyshire.

Enlisted Bakewell, Derbyshire, age 21, height 5ft 4⅝ inches, weight 119lbs. Resided Litton Mill, Millers Dale, Buxton, Derbyshire. Formerly clerk.

Next of Kin, Sister, Rose Edith Gibson, Litton Mill, Millers Dale, Buxton, Derbyshire.

Home 12th May 1917 to 11th October 1917; BEF 12th October 1917 to 26th October 1917.

12th May 1917, enlisted, posted 86216/ 37670, G S Cavalry Depot, Derby; 17th May 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, G S Cavalry; 10th September 1917, transferred to 5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, 59020; 13th October 1917, posted 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers; 14th October 1917, 39 Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment & posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th October 1917, joined Battalion; 26th October 1917, posted missing.

1st July 1918m date when Separation Allowance of 7/4 a week will cease.

8th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Sister, Rose Edith Gibson, age 21, Litton Mill, Millers Dale, Buxton, Derbyshire; Half Sister, Lily Beswick, age 12, No.27 Mingy Square?, Stockport.

Buried at Hooge Crater Cemetery, IX.F.2., Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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