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George BECKWITH

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Surname: BECKWITH

Forename(s): George

Place of Birth: Castle Bolton, Yorkshire

Service No: 22371

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2/4th Battalion

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-03-30

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VI. G. 40.

CWGC Cemetery: DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO.1

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: CASTLE BOLTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

George Beckwith was the son of William and Mary Ann Beckwith, née Lambert. William was born at Arkleside, Coverdale and Mary at Bellerby, Yorkshire. George was the cousin of Private John Willis Hawkin (12992) (q.v.).

1901 Redmire, Yorkshire Census: The Swan - George Beckwith, aged 2 years, born Castle Bolton, Yorkshire, son of William and Mary A. Beckwith.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 2, West Bradley Street - George Beckwith, aged 12 years, born Parish of Coverdale, Yorkshire. [George was living with his uncle and aunt, Eli and Jane Hawkin, née Beckwith, the parents of Private John Willis Hawkin, mentioned above.]

The British Army Service Record for George Beckwith exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte George Beckwith, 22371, W. Rid. R. D. of W. 30.3.18.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte George Beckwith, 22371, 2/4 W. Rid. R. D. of W. 30.3.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte George Beckwith, 22371, 2/4th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 30.3.18. 3 C[anadian]. S[tationary]. Hos. France.To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father and sole legatee - William. £7 2s. 5d.

A short biography of George is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: BECKWITH

Forename(s): George

Born: Castle Bolton, Yorks

Residence: Castle Bolton

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 22371

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 2/4th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 30/03/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 44645, K.O.Y.L.I.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: BECKWITH

Forename(s): George

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 22371

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 2nd/4th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 30/03/1918

Additional Information:

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

1926

BECKWITH William of Castle Bolton Redmire Yorkshire died 18 September 1926 Probate London 31 December to John Metcalfe Spensley and Frederick Oliver Amsden farmers. Effects £211 17s. 7d.

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