Commonwealth War Graves - Percy Beckwith

Author: Doug Larsen
Date published: 08/11/2011
© Doug Larsen

Commonwealth War Graves

Name:

Beckwith, Percy

Place and Date of Birth:

Upton-cum Chorley, Bucks

 

Place of Residence:

14 Craven Street, Newbury

Family:

 

Military Record

 

Rank:

Private

Service Number:

M2/076383

Regiment/Service:

338th, Company, Royal Army Service Corps

Date of Death:

October 15, 1915

Age at Death;

42

Additional Information:

Private Beckwith had been billeted in the town and was living at Craven Street with his wife when he was seized with a sudden illness and taken to hospital where he died of a brain haemorrhage.

Previously Private Beckwith had put in service with the Navy at Millbrook, Southampton where he also acted as Town Councillor and Guardian of the Poor. He left Southampton in 1912 for Nottingham where he became the proprietor of a large motor garage. His residence was in East Bridgeford.

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In 1914 he relinquished his business responsibilities to join the 338th Company as a Private. The Company was drafted to Newbury in July and Private Beckwith continued his training there.

He was of a cheerful and genial disposition, popular among his comrades and was honoured with a full military funeral.

 

Sources:Personal research, CWG

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