Joseph Beckett

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details

Born: 27 February 1894 in Ash, Shropshire.

Family: He was the second of four children born to Robert Beckett, a farm waggoner, and Clara Beckett. The 1939 Register shows Joseph as single, we are unable to find a subsequent marriage for him.

Residence: In 1901 the family were living at Vicarage Lane, Ash Magna, Whitchurch, Shropshire; ten years later they were at 2 Ashwood Lane, Whitchurch. In 1939 Joseph was living at 25 Ash Magna, Whitchurch with his sister Maria.

Employment: Farm labourer

Died: June 1952 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Other Information: Birth record indicates a second christian name – Thomas.

Military Details

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Private

Service Number: 18693

Date of Enlistment: 29 July 1915

Date of Discharge: 4 September 1915

Reason for Discharge: Unlikely to become an efficient soldier

Medals and Awards: None awarded

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