Born: 1886, Ipswich.
Died: 28th March 1918; age 32; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
Date of Entry Therein: 22nd August 1914.
Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 8057
Regiment: Essex Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr & Mrs Walter Beaumont, of 89, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.
1891 89, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.
George was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Walter Charles Beaumont, 41, a Machinist, born St. John’s, Ipswich.
Emma Elizabeth Beaumont (nee Sheppard), 35, born Ipswich.
Emma Elizabeth Beaumont, 13, a day Girl – Domestice Servant, born Ipswich.
Louisa Jane Beaumont, 11, born Ipswich.
Helen Maud Beaumont, 9, born Ipswich.
Walter Charles Beaumont, 7, born Ipswich.
Edward Arthur Beaumont, 3, born Ipswich.
Ethel Peninah Beaumont, 1, born Ipswich.
1901 89, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.
George was 15 years old, an Engineer’s Turner & Fitter. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Walter, 51, an Engineer’s Machinist.
Walter, 17, an Engineer’s Turner & Fitter.
William Frederick Beaumont, 9, born Ipswich.
Lilian Martha Beaumont, 7, born Ipswich.
Alice Mary Beaumont, 5, born Ipswich.
THE ESSEX REGIMENT The 2nd Battalion:
Positioned near Gavrelle, just north of Arras, the Battalion was subjected to very heavy shelling on front, support and reserve lines, when the enemy commenced operation “Michael” on 21 March 1918, in an attempt to win the war before the arrival of US forces in overwhelming numbers. On 28 March the bombardment increased in strength and the enemy attacked the British front line in great numbers. All communications to Battalion HQ were lost and surviving troops retreated under severe pressure. ( Researched by Graham Jones)
George is also remembered on the Ransomes & Rapier war memorial, Bourne Park, Ipswich.