Born: 1904, Durham, County Durham.

Died: 27th January 1940; age: 35; died of Generalised Peritonitis, Perforation of Ileum, and Ulcerative Colitis, at the Military Hospital, South Tidworth, South East Wiltshire.

Based at R.A.F. Barracks Boscombe Down, Amesbury, Wiltshire.

Residence: 18, Purplett Street, Ipswich.


Rank: Leading Aircraftman; Service Number: 353601

Regiment: Royal Air Force.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert & Elizabeth Beckwith; husband of Florence Beckwith, of Stoke, Ipswich.




1911   13, Penbroke Street, Southwick on Wear, Sunderland.


Robert was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert Anthony Beckwith, 28, a Coal Miner, Stoneman, born Middlesborough, Yorkshire.

Eliza Beckwith (nee Straughan), 34, born Newcastle upon Tyne.

Marion Elizabeth Beckwith, 4, born Durham.

John Joseph Beckwith, 3, born Durham.

Agnes Eleanor Beckwith, 1, born Southwick on Wear.


Robert’s father, Robert Anthony Beckwith died 1942, Durham.


In 1926, St. George Hanover Square, London, Robert married Florence Matilda Baker (nee Lambert), born August 1906, Mendlesham, Suffolk, daughter of Harry Lambert, a groom and gardener on a farm, and Mary Lambert (nee Allen).



Robert’s wife Florence, a Manageress of a General Shop was living at their family home – 18, Purplett Street, Ipswich with two others.




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