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Private R J Beavan


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Private Richard James BEAVAN,  G/9652, 6th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, death presumed 3rd July 1916, age 19.

Born Walworth, London, son of John Augustus & Jane Beavan, of 23, Argyle Road, Upper Edmonton, London.


1911 Census - 23, Argyle Road, Upper Edmonton, London - Augustus Beavan, head, age 49, married, house painter, born Walworth, London; Jane Beavan, wife age 46, married, 30 years, 13 children, 11 still alive,  born Walworth, London; Florence Beavan daughter, age 19, single, sweet maker, sweet meat factory,  born Walworth, London; Lily Beavan, daughter, age 18, single, cartridge packer, cartridge factory,  born Walworth, London; Albert Beavan, son, age 16, single, plumbers labourer,  born Walworth, London; Richard Beavan, son, age 14, single, florist assistant, born Camberwell; William Beavan, son age 12, single, school, born Edmonton; Katherine Beavan, daughter, age 15, cartridge packer, cartridge factory,  born Walworth, London; Frederick Beavan, son, age 9, single, born Edmonton; Sarah Beavan, daughter, age 8, single, born Edmonton.


Enlisted Edmonton, N, age 19.  Resided 23 Argyle Road, Edmonton, N. Formerly brush maker.

Home 20th August 1915 to 8th February 1916; BEF 9th February 1916 to 3rd July 1916.

20th August 1915, enlisted; 25th August 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th August 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th February 1916, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th February 1916, embarked; 1st March 19169, joined 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd July 1916, posted missing.

12th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Augustus Beavan, 23, Argyle Road, Upper Edmonton; Mother, deceased, died 6th August 1919, 23, Argyle Road, Upper Edmonton; Brothers - John Beavan, age 30, 72 Granville Terrace, Edmonton; George Beavan, age 26, India; Albert Beavan, age 24, 23,Argyle Road, Upper Edmonton; William Beavan, age 21, 23, Argyle Road, Upper Edmonton; Frederick Beavan, age 17, Russia; Sisters - Lina Beavan, age 35, 19, Argyle Road, Upper Edmonton; Dolly Beavan, age 25, 23, Argyle Road, Upper Edmonton; Kate Beavan, age 23, 23, Argyle Road, Upper Edmonton; Sally Beavan, age 16, 23, Argyle Road, Upper Edmonton; Lilly Beavan, age 27, 104 Brookscroft  Road, Walthamstow.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.


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