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  • Family grave Nottingham Southern Cemetery, Wilford Hill. Photograph Rachel Farrand (April 2015).
Person Details
Nottingham
He was the son of Arthur Edward and Annie Elizabeth Beal and older brother of Edward Gerald; two other children died in infancy (1911 census). In 1901 the family was living at 70 Sneinton Dale; his father was a clothier 'on his own account.' By 1911 they had moved to 16 Henry Road, West Bridgford, and Wilfred (16) and Edward (14) were both 'assistants', possibly working for their father whose occupation was 'clothier master'. His brother, a lieutenant in the Sherwood Foresters, was killed in France on 6 November 1918. His father died on 7 April 1941 aged 67 and his mother on 5 January 1969 aged 96.
In 1911 his occupation was given as 'assistant', probably to his father who was a clothier master. When he enlisted he gave his calling as warehouseman.
30 Jul 1915
21
927111 - CWGC Website
S/3195
16 Henry Road, West Bridgford
Corporal
8th Bn Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
His Army service record survives. He enlisted on a short service engagement, aged 19 years and 186 days, on 8 September 1914. He joined at Winchester the following day and was posted to the Rifle Brigade on 11 September. He was appointed lance corporal on 19 September 1914 and promoted corporal on 15 December 1914. He served in France from 20 May 1915 and was reported missing 31 July 1915, later reported killed on 30 July having served for 526 days. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) memorial. He was awarded the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Family grave, Nottingham Southern Cemetery, Wilford Hill. 'In loving memory of Arthur Edward Beal, died April 7th 1941 in his 68th year also his sons Wilfred Arthur Beal killed in France July 30th 1915 and Edward Gerald Beal killed in France Nov. 6th 1918. Also Annie Elizabeth Beale, reunited January 5th 1969 in her 97th years. The King of love my shepherd is. Hymn 197.'
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  • Family grave Nottingham Southern Cemetery, Wilford Hill. Photograph Rachel Farrand (April 2015).
    Wilfred Arthur Beal and Edward Gerald Beal - Family grave Nottingham Southern Cemetery, Wilford Hill. Photograph Rachel Farrand (April 2015).