GEORGE BEECROFT*

Born: 2nd January 1897, Chiswick, London.

Died: 18th February 1915; age 18; Killed by a sniper whilst trying to get water for a wounded comrade in the Battle of Ypres.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; 21st July 1914.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 8998; Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

I.A.15.

Birr Cross Roads Cemetery,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr W.R. Beecroft, of 55, Rope Walk, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

1901   District Western Hospital, Fulham, London.

George was 4 years old, and a Patient at the hospital. His family were living at 165, Stephendale Road, Fulham, London.

1911   22, Bond Street, Ipswich.

George was 14 years old, and assisting his father in business. He was living with his parents & brothers.

William Ricahrd Beecroft, 46, a Firewood Dealer, born Hastings, East Sussex.

Ellen Eliza Beecroft (nee Cracknell), 39, born Bradfield, Essex.

Arthur Thomas Beecroft, 16, assisting father in business, born Hammersmith, London.

William Richard Beecroft, 12, born Chiswick, London.

Frederick Beecroft, 10, born Fulham, London.

Edward Beecroft, 7, born St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

Alfred Beecroft, 2, born St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

 

George attended Clifford Road School, Ipswich.

Suffolk reg

 

THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 1st Battalion: http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/suffolk-regiment/

http://www.suffolkregiment.org/History.html

 

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