ARTHUR THOMAS BECKETT

Born: 1886, Ipswich.

Died on or since death presumed: 26th August 1914; age 28; Died of Wounds.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 22nd August 1914.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 7960

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.

 

Grave Reference:

1.

Esnes Communal Cemetery,

France.

 

CENSUS

1891   19, Chapman’s Yard, Ipswich.

Arthur was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur William Beckett, 29, a Quay Labourer, born Ipswich.

Margaret Sarah Beckett (nee Bruty), 28, a Stay Dresser, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Sarah Beckett, 6, born Ipswich.

Bertie Charles Beckett, 2, born Ipswich.

1901   5, Kemp Street, Ipswich.

Arthur was 15 years old, a Dyer’s Porter. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur, a Dock Labourer.

Margaret, 37.

Sarah, 16, a Vest Hand – Tailor.

Bertie, 12.

Alice Mary Ann Beckett, 9, born Ipswich.

Lilian Beckett, 7, born Ipswich.

Charles William Beckett, 6, born Ipswich.

Violet Gertrude Beckett, 2, born Ipswich.

Emma Eliza Beckett, 3 months, born Ipswich.

Arthur’s family were living at 26, Victoria Street, Ipswich, on the 1911 census.

Beatrice, 25.

May, 5.

Emily Southgate, 46, a widow, a Charwoman, born Debenham, Suffolk.

In 1907, Ipswich, Arthur married Beatrice Annie Summers, born 1885, Ipswich. They had 2 children:

May Florence Beckett, born July 1906, Ipswich.

Arthur W.F. Beckett, born 1913, Ipswich.

Arthur is also remembered on the Orwell works memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich. St Mary at Stoke Church Ipswich War Memorial

THE ESSEX REGIMENT 2nd Battalion2nd Battalion: http://www.1914-1918.net/essex.htm

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