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Charles Ernest BECK

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Surname: BECK

Forename(s): Charles Ernest

Place of Birth: Halifax, Yorkshire

Service No: 5454

Rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: South African Infantry, 4th Regiment (South African Scottish)

Battalion / Unit: ---

Division: 66th (2/East Lancashire) Division

Age: 42

Date of Death: 1918-10-08

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: A. 6.

CWGC Cemetery: BEAUREVOIR BRITISH CEMETERY

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Local War Memorial: HIGH BENTHAM, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Charles Ernest Beck was the son of John and Hannah Beck, née Craven. John was born at Ormskirk, Lancashire and Hannah at Bingley, Yorkshire.

1881 Hipperholme, Yorkshire Census: Park View, Lidgate - Charles Beck, aged 4 years, born Halifax, Yorkshire, son of John and Hannah Beck.

1891 Halifax, Yorkshire Census: 22, Gladstone Road - Charles E. Beck, aged 14 years, born Halifax, son of John and Hannah Beck.

1901 Halifax, Yorkshire Census: 12, Avondale Place - Chas. E. Beck, aged 24 years, born Halifax, Bank Clerk; son of John and Hannah Beck.

A short biography of Charles is included in: ‘Bentham’s Part in the Great War 1914-18’ by Allan and Marilyn Hartley (2019).

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South African Infantry, 4th Regiment (South African Scottish)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South African Infantry, 4th Regiment (South African Scottish)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 66th (2/East Lancashire) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 66th (2/East Lancashire) Division

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Surname: No entry in SDGW - South African Forces.

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Surname: BECK

Forename(s): Charles Ernest

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 5454

Rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant

Regiment: South African Infantry

Unit: 4th Regt.

Age: 42

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Died Date: 08/10/1918

Additional Information: Son of John Beck, of 89, Chaucer Drive, St. Giles, Lincoln, England, and the late Hannah Beck. Born at Halifax, England.

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

08 November 1918

HIGH BENTHAM - St. Margaret's Memorial Service

The season of All Saints was observed at St. Margaret's as a special memorial service for all those from the parish who have made the great sacrifice. Special mention being made to Chaplain T. B. Hardy, V.C., who was formerly headmaster of Bentham, and Gunner Atkinson (who married Miss Briscoe of this parish) and Quarter-Master-Sergeant C. Beck - the latest who have laid down their lives. The service was conducted by the Vicar and was very impressive. The Dead March in 'Saul' was played at the evening service.

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