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Beauford Henry CREED

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Surname: CREED

Forename(s): Beauford Henry

Place of Birth: Armley, Yorkshire

Service No: R/4944

Rank: Able-Seaman

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Battalion / Unit: Drake Battalion

Division: 63rd (Royal Naval) Division

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1918-12-24

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. G. 5.


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Beauford Henry Creed (born 7 May 1892) was the son of William Henry and Emily Ellen Creed, née Wilkins. William was born at Horsley and Emily at Newmarket near Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.

1901 Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 2, Elsworth Street - Beauford H. Creed, aged 8 years, born Leeds, son of William H. and Emily E. Creed.

1911 Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 122, Simpson Street, Armley - Beauford Henry Creed, aged 18 years, born 2, Elsworth Street, Armley, son of Emily Ellen Creed, widow.

Beauford was married to Ruby Hodgson in 1917. Ruby was the sister of Private William Atkinson Hodgson (1970) (q.v.). Ruby married Joseph Birtle in 1919. In 1939 Joseph and Ruby were living at Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. Ruby died in 1970.

Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War: Able Seaman Beauford Henry Creed, R/4944. Service History: Army Reserve 25/11/15; Entered 10/7/17; Draft for BEF 5/11/17, joined Drake Bn. 24/11/17-30/12/17 Missing, POW. Death Date: 24 Dec 1918. Cause of Death: Died whilst POW in Hospital at Bokelal, Bremervonde from Spanish Sickness. Notes: b. 7/5/1892; Next-of-Kin & home address: Wife Ruby, 3 Railway View, Ingleton, Yorks.

Beauford is commemorated on the Midland Railway War Memorial at Derby.

A short biography of Beauford is included in: ‘The Ingleton War Memorial, 1914-18, 1939-45’ by Andrew Brooks (2005).

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Able-Seaman Beauford Henry CREED

Able-Seaman Beauford Henry CREED

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 63rd (Royal Naval) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 63rd (Royal Naval) Division

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Surname: CREED

Forename(s): B H

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: R/4944

Rank: Able Seaman

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Unit: Drake Bn. R.N. Div.



Died Date: 24/12/1918

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29 June 1917

CREED–HODGSON – On the 25th inst., at St. Mary’s, Ingleton, by the Rev. J.A. Jackson, Mr. Wilfred Henry Creed to Miss Ruby Hodgson, both of Ingleton.

26 October 1917


Lieut. Ross, Pte. Charles Sears, Lce.-Cpl. W. Preston. Pte. W [B].H. Creed, Pte. R. Preston, Pte. C.H. Redhead, and Pte. J. Goodgrove, have been home on leave this week.

09 July 1920

HODGSON – In sorrowful remembrance of our dear son, William Atkinson Hodgson, aged 19, who died July 5th, 1916, ‘Somme,’ and was buried in Puchvilliers Cemetery, near Amiens. Also in affectionate remembrance of our son-in-law, Beaufort Henry Creed, who died in Germany, December 24th, 1918.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Parents and Family, Ingleton.

08 July 1921

HODGSON – In sorrowful remembrance of my dear son, William Atkinson Hodgson, aged 19, who died July 5th, 1916, on the Somme, and was buried in Puchvilliers Cemetery, near Amiens. Also in loving memory of my son-in-law, Beaufort Henry Creed, who died in Germany, December 24th, 1918.

“In God’s keeping.”

From Mother and Family.

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26 October 1917


HOME ON LEAVE – Pte. C. Sears, who has been in France for over two years, is spending a few days well-earned rest at his home at Ingleton. Pte. Sears was formerly a member of the old Volunteers. Pte. Ed. Richardson, one of the soldier sons of Mrs. J. Slinger, Albion House, and who has been wounded three times, is, along with his wife, spending a few days with his mother. Pte. H. Creed, of the R.N.L.B., is also on his first leave. Despatch Rider Elsie Padgett, of the Royal Flying Corps, who was injured some time ago in a motor accident, is having a few days’ convalescence at her home, Moorgarth Hall.

26 October 1917


WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE – On Friday evening a whist drive and dance in aid of the funds of the Ingleton Conservative Club took place in the assembly room of the club. In spite of inclement weather, over 100 put in an appearance, and the following were the prize-winners of a very enjoyable whist drive:– Ladies: 1, Mrs. Ireland; 2, Mrs. Simpson; 3, Mrs. W. Wilkinson and Mrs. R. Heselton (equal); booby, Miss Parker. Gentlemen: 1, Mr W. Dixon; 2, Pte. H. Creed. R.N.B.; 3, Mr. R. Dawson; booby. Mr. J. Jackson. A well-attended dance was afterwards held, the music being supplied by Mr. J. W. Martin’s band. The funds will benefit to the extent of over £5, and credit is due to the hon. secretary, Mr. Rockley, for his efforts. Refreshments were provided by Mrs Lumb.

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