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Basil Herbert Edwards BEADON

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Surname: BEADON

Forename(s): Basil Herbert Edwards

Place of Birth: Almondbury, Yorkshire

Service No: ---

Rank: Captain

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 1/7th (Merioneth & Montgomery) Battalion

Division: 53rd (Welsh) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1915-08-10

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 78 to 81.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Basil Herbert Edwards Beadon (born 11 January 1888) was the son of Frederick Watson and Elizabeth Eleanora Beadon, née Bolam. Frederick was born at Bath, Somerset and Elizabeth at Whitburn, Co. Durham.

1891 Moldgreen, Almondbury, Yorkshire Census: Longley Hall - Basil Edward Beadon, aged 3 years, born Almondbury, son of Fredk Watson and Elizth Eleanora Beadon.

1901 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Census: Sandford Road (Leighmore) - Basil H.E. Beacher [sic], aged 13 years, born Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Boarder.

1911 Kerry, Montgomeryshire Census: Springfields - Basil Beadon, aged 23 years, born, Almondbury, Yorkshire. Land Agent.

Basil was married to Margaret Elizabeth Maynard in 1913. Margaret married Gerald James Wehl in 1919. At the time of their marriage, Gerald was a Captain in the 1st Bn East Lancashire Regiment.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Capt Basil Herbert Edwards Beadon, 7/R. W. Fus., T.F. Theatre of War first served in: (2B) [Balkans]. Date of entry therein: 7 [July]. 1915. K. in A. 10.8.15. Correspondence: Widow Mrs. M.E. Wehl, Brocketts, Much Hadham, Herts.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Capt B.H.E. Beadon. R. W. Fusiliers. K. in A. 10.8.15.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: Capt B.H.E. Beadon, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Remarriage. Widow.

Record of Officers' Effects: Capt. B.H.E. Beadon, 7 Welsh Fuslrs. Date and Place of Death: 10.8.15. Dardanelles. Killed in Action. To whom issued/Amount: £92 11s. 5d. to Exor., Anthony Charles Hutton Maynard Esq.

Basil is commemorated on Almondbury War Memorial; Waterloo R.U.F.C. Roll and in 'Huddersfield's Roll of Honour 1914-1922' by J. Margaret Stansfield (2014).

Photograph: 'de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918' – Part One.

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

BEADON, Capt. Basil Herbert Edwards, adjutant of the 7th Royal Welsh Fus., took keen interest in Scout movement, engaged in Estate Office, Skipton Castle, killed in action Aug. 1915.


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Captain Basil Herbert Edwards BEADON

Captain Basil Herbert Edwards BEADON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 53rd (Welsh) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 53rd (Welsh) Division

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Surname: BEADON

Forename(s): Basil Herbert Edwards





Rank: Capt

Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Battalion: 7th (Merioneth & Montgomery) Battalion (Territorial)


Died Date: 10/08/15

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War:


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Surname: BEADON

Forename(s): Basil Herbert Edwards

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Unit: 7th Bn.



Died Date: 01/08/1915 [sic]

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


BEADON Basil Herbert Edwards of Ashgrove Cottage Deighton Huddersfield captain Royal Welsh Fusiliers died 10 August 1915 at the Gallipoli Peninsula Probate London 12 January to Anthony Charles Hutton Maynard esquire. Effects £1042 19s 8d.


BEADON Elizabeth Eleanora of Longley Hall Huddersfield (wife of Frederick Watson Beadon) died 27 December 1917 Administration London 1 February to the said Frederick Watson Beadon estate agent. Effects £440 0s. 10d.


BEADON Frederick Watson of Manor House Gainford county Durham died 23 January 1933 Probate London 22 February to Frederick Scarth Beadon land agent. Effects £6665 17s. 10d.

BRITISH REGIMENTS AT GALLIPOLI, by Ray Westlake (Pen & Sword Books Limited 1996)

1/7th (Merioneth & Montgomery) Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers


Landed 'C' Beach during morning (9th) then marched to bivouacs west side of Lala Baba. Ordered (10th) to relieve 159th Brigade in forward area then advance on enemy positions at Scimitar Hill. Moved forward across Salt Lake 5 a.m. in centre of Brigade attack. Came under heavy shrapnel fire then rifle and machine gun. War Diary records . . . 'engaged all day. Fighting ceased 7.30 p.m.' Withdrew to 1st and 2nd line trenches. Casualties included 15 officers

[The officer casualties included Basil Herbert Edwards Beadon.]

DE RUVIGNY'S ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918 – Part One

BEADON, BASIL HERBERT EDWARDS, Capt. and Adjutant, 7th Battn. (Merioneth and Montgomery) Royal Welsh Fusiliers (T.F.), yr. s. of Col. Frederick Watson Beadon, of Longley Hall, Huddersfield, V.D., Land Agent for the Ramsden Estates, Huddersfield, formerly commanding the 5th and 7th West Riding Regt., by his wife, Elizabeth Eleonora, dau. of the late William Bolam, of High Cross House, Newcastle-on-Tyne; b. Longley Hall, co. York, 11 Jan. 1887; educ. Cheltenham College and Sedbergh, and took up his father's profession of Land Agent. He was brought up on the Ramsden Estate, then on the Duke of Buccleuch's Rugby estate, and finally on Lord Hothfield's Shipton [Skipton] property, whence he went to Mr. Naylor-Leyland's Kerry (Mongomeryshire) estate as sub-agent, and returned to the Ramsden estates as assistant to his father in 1912. He had joined the Warwickshire Yeomanry in 1908, and on leaving the county passed into the 7th Royal Welsh Fusiliers in July, 1910, of which he was appointed Lieut. 18 July, 1913, and Capt. and Adjutant, 21 Nov. 1914. On the declaration of war he volunteered with his battn. for foreign service, and was sent to the Dardanelles. Capt. Beadon was killed in action at Suvla Bay, 10 Aug. 1915. According to a letter received by his father he was wounded in the morning, but was able to remain in the fighting line throughout the day. In the evening he had just concluded a consultation with his colonel and was turning to speak to another officer when he was shot by a sniper and killed instantly. He was buried there at 6 a.m. on 11 Aug. He was a keen footballer, and played in the Huddersfield Old Boys' Rugby Union. Capt. Beadon m. at Boroughbridge, 14 Jan. 1913, Margaret Elizabeth, dau. of the late Anthony Maynard, of Newton Hall, co. Durham, M.F.H. North Durham Hounds, and had a dau., Joan, b. 1 Feb. 1915. His brother, Lieut. Scarth Beadon, is now (1916) the transport officer in the 18th Durham L.I.

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BEADON, Basil Herbert E. Captain and Adjutant 7th Royal Welsh Fusiliers


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27 August 1915


In the Dardanelles casualty list on Wednesday, amongst those killed in action appeared the name of Captain Basil Herbert Edwards Beadon, adjutant of the 7th Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Captain Beadon, who met his death a week or two ago, was the younger son of Colonel F.W. Beadon, V.D., of Longley Hall, Huddersfield. He joined his regiment (Territorials) about five years ago, at which time he was assistant land agent at Kerry, Montgomeryshire. Two years ago he was appointed assistant to his father, who is the agent at Huddersfield of the Ramsden estate. The dead officer was a member of the Huddersfield Old Boys' Rugby Union team.

Prior to taking up his duty in Wales, about five years ago, Capt. Beadon was engaged in the Estate Office at Skipton Castle. He took a keen interest in the Boy Scout movement and was instrumental in the formation of the first troop in Skipton in 1909. He was eventually appointed Scout Commissioner, and held that position until he left the district. Capt. Beadon is the second Skipton and district Scout Commissioner who has been killed in action. Lieut. Anthony Slingsby, of Carleton, being the other one.

With regard to the first troop of Scouts, which was formed by the dead officer in Skipton, it is interesting to note that two of the lads are now in Canada, one in New Zealand, and the rest, with the exception of one or two, have joined the colours.

24 December 1915


Captain Basil Herbert Edwards Beadon, adjutant of the 7th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, younger son of Colonel P.W. Beadon, V.D., of Longley Hall, Huddersfield, killed in action in August. For some time engaged in the Estate Office at Skipton Castle. Took a keen interest in the Scout movement.

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