Born: 1886, Ipswich.
Died on or since death presumed: 26th August 1914; age 28; KiA.
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.
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.
Sarah, 16, a Vest Hand – Tailor.
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.
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:
Dorothy May Beckett, born April 1906, Ipswich.
Arthur William Frederick Beckett, born June 1913, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Beatrice Annie Beckett – widow.
Arthur is also remembered on the Orwell works memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.(Stowemarket EAL museum)
St Mary at Stoke Church Ipswich War Memorial.
THE ESSEX REGIMENT 2nd Battalion: http://www.1914-1918.net/essex.htm