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Private William Leslie BECKINGTON, G/1943, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France,   25th August 1915.

Born Walthamstow, Essex, son of William Frederick and Charlotte Beckington, of 26, Camden Grove, Chislehurst, Kent.


1911 Census - 26, Camden Grove, Chislehurst, Kent - William F Beckimgton, head, age 36, married, domestic gardener, born St Albans, Hertfordshire; Charlotte Beckington, wife, age 40, married 16 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Hendon, Middlesex; Ada C Beckington, daughter, age 15, single, domestic housemaid, born Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire; William L Beckington, son, age 13, single, school houseboy, born Walthamstow, Essex; Thomas H Beckington, son, age 10, school, born Chislehurst, Kent; Florence H Beckington, daughter, age 6, school, born Chislehurst, Kent.


Enlisted  Bromley, Kent, age 19, height 5ft 3 inches, 117lbs.  Resided Chiselhurst, Kent. Formerly a gardener.

7th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment;

11th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, William Frederick Beckington, 26, Camden Grove, Chislehurst; Mother, Charlotte Beckington, 26, Camden Grove, Chislehurst; Brother, Thomas Henry Beckington; Sisters - Ada Charlotte Beckington, age 23, 26, Camden Grove, Chislehurst; Florence Hannah Beckington, age 14,  26, Camden Grove, Chislehurst;

Buried  at  Point 110 Old Military Cemetery, Fricourt, C.14., Somme, France.


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