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Philip  Beckwith
Army Service Corps
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Death Information

   Philip Beckwith
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Death certificate for Philip Beckwith
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Philip Beckwith
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Date of Death:
   15 October 1915
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Place of death:
   14 Craven Street, Newbury
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  Private Army Service Corps
Cause of death:
  1) Cerebral Haermorrhage 36 hours 2) Cardiac Failure Certified by G.A. Simmons
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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Philip Beckwith
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   18 October 1915
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   14 Craven Street,, Newbury.
Burial register information:
Book number: 1899
Page number: 280
Record number: 9437
Official at burial:
   The Rev'd. L R Maquire, Rector.
Source of information:
  Burial Register

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Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Philip Beckwith
Article source:    Reading Mercury
Date of source:    23 October 1915
Copyright:    © Reading Mercury




Impressive Military Funeral.? 


A spectacle, with which, happily, hitherto Newbury has been more or less unfamiliar, was witnessed Monday afternoon, when the last rites were paid with all due solemnity to member of the 338th Company, Army Service Corps (Motor Transport), who passed away at his billet on the previous Thursday from hemorrhage on the brain. The deceased soldier was Private Philip Beckworth. whose home was at Nottingham, and who was 42 years of age, and married. He had been billeted on Mr. A. J. Rawlins in Craven Street, and was from here that the funeral took place.


The cortege was headed by a firing party, with arms reversed, were followed by the brass band of the company, which preceded the coffin, drawn on an ammunition wagon from the R.H.A., stationed at Churn, by six black horses. The coffin was covered with the Union Jack, and surmounted by the deceased's cap, belt, and bayonet case, as well as by several choice floral tributes.


Following the remains were the full strength of the company (with the exception of the loaders, who were away on leave), marching in fours. The impressive procession marched with slow and measured tread through Bartholomew Street the Parish Church, amid crowds of spectators, by whom the greatest respect was shown. The band played the Dead March in “Saul” en route. Arrived at the western door of the church, the coffin was carried by members the company to the entrance, where it was met the rector (the Rev. Lionel R. Majendie). who conducted the obsequies throughout. The company did not take part in the service in the church, but. the officers?Lieutenants Wheelhouse, Brown, and Paget - were present, and a large gathering townspeople. Mr. Ernest Watson officiated the organ, and performed the Dead March before the cortege quitted the church.


The procession was then re-formed, and marched to the Newtown Road Cemetery, the band again playing. At the conclusion of the burial service the firing party carried out the customary observance, and the Last Post was sounded. There were many floral tributes, every section of the company, as well as the officers, paying this token of respect.




Reading Mercury - Saturday 23 October 1915



Name on burial register:


Philip Beckwith


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Date of burial:


18 October 1915

Abode at death:
(according to burial register)


14 Craven Street,, Newbury.

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Official at burial:


The Rev'd. L R Majendie, Rector.


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