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Norman BECK

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Surname: BECK

Forename(s): Norman

Place of Birth: Guiseley, Yorkshire

Service No: 42112

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: South Staffordshire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 'C' Coy 2nd Battalion

Division: 2nd Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-06-14

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XIX. D. 2.

CWGC Cemetery: BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: ADDINGHAM, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Norman Winterburn Beck was the son of Florence Beck (born Clifford, Yorkshire, c. 1870), daughter of Elizabeth Ann Beck (born Clifford, Yorkshire, c. 1847), daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Beck.

1901 Burley-in-Wharfedale, Yorkshire Census: 7, Back Lane - Norman W. Clark, aged 2 years, born Guiseley, Yorkshire. [Norman and his mother, Florence Clark, were living with her mother, Elizabeth A. Clark.]

1911 Ilkley, Yorkshire Census: 8, Kimberley Street - Norman Winterburn Beck, aged 12 years, born Guiseley, Yorkshire. [Norman and his mother Florence Beck were living with her mother, Elizabeth Ann Gaynard.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Norman Beck, 42112, S. Staff. R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Norman Beck, 42112, 2/6 S. Staff. R. [Norman served with the 2/6th Bn until 9 May 1918 when the battalion was reduced to Training Cadre.]

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Norman Beck, 42112, 2 Bn South Staffs. Date and Place of Death: 14.6.18 in action France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Grandmother - Elizabeth Ann Clark. £15 15. 1d.

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

BECK, Norman, aged 19, South Staffs. Regt., grandson of Mrs. Clarke, Main Street, [Addingham], killed in action June 14, 1918.

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South Staffordshire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South Staffordshire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 2nd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 2nd Division

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Surname: BECK

Forename(s): Norman

Born: Guisley, Yorks

Residence: Addingham, Yorks

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 42112

Rank: Private

Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment

Battalion: 2nd Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 16/03/15

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: BECK

Forename(s): N

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 42112

Rank: Private

Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment

Unit: 2nd Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 14/06/1918

Additional Information: Grandson of Mrs. E. A. Clarke, of 50, Main St., Addington [sic], Ilkley.

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28 June 1918

Private Norman Beck, Addingham

We regret to announce the death of another Addingham lad - Private Norman Beck, of the South Staffs. Regiment, who has been killed in action in France. Private Beck was 19 years of age and joined up in February 1917, and had been in France since last Christmas. The sad news came to his sister, who lives with her grandmother, Mrs. Clarke, in Main Street, from his officer, who wrote as follows:-

"Dear Miss Beck, - We had a rough time in the trenches on the morning of the 14th, and I am very sorry to inform you that your brother was seriously hit and I regret to say was killed. I know that no words of mine can help you in your great trouble, but it will be some little consolation to know that he suffered no pain, and that he died as he would have wished to die - at his post. Officers, N.C.O.s and men of the 'C' Company send their respect and sympathy. I, as his platoon commander, feel his death very deeply, and sincerely hope you will receive strength to help you in your sorrow. G. W. POOLE, Second Lieutenant."

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28 June 1918

BECK - Killed in action June 14th, Pte. Norman Beck, of the South Staffordshire Regiment, grandson of Mrs. Clarke, of Main Street, Addingham, aged 19.

28 June 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Addingham Soldier Killed

We regret to announce the death of another Addingham lad, Pte. Norman Beck, of the South Staffordshire Regiment, killed in action in France. Pte. Beck was 19 years of age, and joined up in Febuary, 1917, and has been in France since last Christmas. News came to his sister, who lives with her grandmother, Mrs. Clarke, in Main Street, Addingham, from his officer, Sec. Lieut. G.W . Poole, who wrote as follows:- "We had a rough time in the trenches on the morning of the 14th, and I am very sorry to inform you that your brother was seriously hit, and I regret to say was killed. I know that no words of mine can help you in your great trouble, but it will be some little consolation to know that be suffered none, and that he died as he would have wished to die, at his post. Officers, N.C.O.'s and men of the 'C' Company send their respect and sympathy, and I as his platoon commander feel his death very deeply, and sincerely hope you will receive strength to help you in your sorrow."

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