George Beckett

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details

Born: 30 August 1895 in Whixall, Shropshire.

Family: He was the only child born to Ambrose Beckett, a labourer and his wife Mary, nee Harris. He married Winifred Cliff in 1919 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The couple had two children, Eric born in 1920 and John A. born in 1932.

Residence: In 1901 his family were living at Whixall Moss, Whixall, Shropshire. By 1911 they had moved to Canal Side, Grindley Brook, Whitchurch. An electoral record for Autumn 1925 has an address of Ivy Cottage, Tushingham, near Whitchurch for him and his wife. In 1939 he was living at Agden, near Whitchurch. At the time of his death in 1967 his home was Roseleigh, Newhall, near Nantwich, Cheshire.

Education: He attended Whixall Primary School between 2 May 1901 and 13 March 1908.

Employment: In 1911 he was a telegram messenger, but on his enlistment in 1913 his occupation was described as a motor fitter. By 1939 he was a postman.

Died: 31 October 1967 at Whitchurch Cottage Hospital and buried at Whitchurch Cemetery on 4 November 1967, aged 72.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps (previously Cheshire Regiment)

Rank: Private

Service Number: 33787 (previously 9690)

Date of Enlistment: 30 September 1913

Date of Discharge: 16 February 1914

Reason for Discharge: Unfitted for the duties of the Corps

Medals and Awards

None awarded


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