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Herbert Harvey BECK

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Surname: BECK

Forename(s): Herbert Harvey

Place of Birth: Bowness, Westmorland

Service No: 8780

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Scots Guards

Battalion / Unit: 'C' Coy 2nd Battalion

Division: 7th Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1915-05-16

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 3 and 4.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: WRAY, LANCASHIRE

Additional Information:

Herbert Harvey Beck (born 18 April 1893) was the son of Frank and Mary Jane Beck, née Brennan. Frank was born at Dalton and Mary at Beetham, Westmorland.

1901 Leybourne, Kent Census: Stud Farm - Herbert H. Beck, aged 7 years, born Bowness, Westmorland, son of Frank and Mary J. Beck.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Herbert Harvey Beck, 8780, Scots Guards. Disembarkation date: 7 October 1914.

Photograph courtesy of Rosemary Sanders, Preston, Victoria, Australia.

Data Source: Craven Herald Article

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

BECK, Harry, aged 22, [Earby], Scots Greys, killed in action at Ypres May 16.

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Private Herbert Harvey BECK

Private Herbert Harvey BECK

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Scots Guards

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Scots Guards

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th Division

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Surname: BECK

Forename(s): Herbert Harvey

Born: Windermere, Westmorland

Residence: Wray, Lancs

Enlisted: Edinburgh

Number: 8780

Rank: Gdsn

Regiment: Scots Guards

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 16/05/15

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: BECK

Forename(s): Herbert Harvey

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 8780

Rank: Private

Regiment: Scots Guards

Unit: 'C' Coy. 2nd Bn.

Age: 22

Awards:

Died Date: 16/05/1915

Additional Information: Son of Frank and Mary Jane Beck, of Park House, Roeburndale, Wray, Lancaster.

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DE RUVIGNY'S ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918 - Part Two

BECK, HERBERT HARVEY, Private, No. 8780, 2nd Battn. Scots Guards, 3rd s. of Frank Beck, of Park House Farm, Raeburndale, Wray, Lancashire, by his wife, Mary Jane, dau. of Thomas Brennan; b. Bowness, Windermere, co. Westmorland, 18 April 1893; educ. Alder Hill Wesleyan School, Earby; enlisted 20 Nov. 1913; went to France 25 Sept. 1914; was wounded at the Battle of Ypres 5 Nov., bur rejoined his battalion in Feb. 1915; was again wounded at Neuve Chapelle 10-12 March, and was one of a company who were all cut off and killed, 16 May, 1915. Buried near Rue de Bois; unm.

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

1924

BECK Frank of Park House Roeburndale Wray Lancashire died 21 September 1924 Administration Lancaster 7 November to Mary Jane Beck widow. Effects £421 18s. 11d.

1941

BECK Mary Jane of Knowl Top Mearley near Clitheroe Lancashire widow died 2 August 1941 Probate Llandudno 11 September to Hector Hamilton Beck farmer and Frank Beck farm bailiff. Effects £221 8s. 10d.

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Private Herbert Harvey Beck

Private Herbert Harvey Beck

Courtesy of Rosemary Sanders, Preston, Victoria, Australia

Mary Jane Beck, née Brennan, the mother of Private Herbert Harvey Beck

Mary Jane Beck, née Brennan, the mother of Private Herbert Harvey Beck

Courtesy of Rosemary Sanders, Preston, Victoria, Australia

Frank Beck, the father of Private Herbert Harvey Beck

Frank Beck, the father of Private Herbert Harvey Beck

Courtesy of Rosemary Sanders, Preston, Victoria, Australia

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11 June 1915

EARBY - Former Resident Killed at Ypres

News has been received at Earby of the death of Pte. Harvey Beck, of the Scots Greys, who was killed at Ypres on May 16th during a severe engagement, in which a party of about 80 got cut off. Pte. Beck, who was 22 years of age, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Beck, of Windle Field Farm, Earby. They removed eight years ago to Roeburn, Wray, near Lancaster. He was an 'old boy' of Alder Hill School, and had been in the Scots Greys about three years.

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24 December 1915

CRAVEN'S ROLL OF HONOUR - EARBY

Pte. Harry Beck, Scots Greys, killed in action at Ypres on May 16th. Twenty-two years of age. When a boy he attended the Alder Hill School. The Beck family were formerly farmers in the Earby district.

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