Edward Beacher

Name

Edward Beacher

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

18/04/1915
29

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
13011
Bedfordshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Panel 31 and 33.
Belgium

UK Memorials

Little Berkhamsted War Memorial

Pre War

Edward was born in 1885 and in 1911 was a gardener living with his parents George (a cowman) and Mary and sisters in Little Berkhamsted.

Wartime Service

Edward enlisted at Hertford in the 1st battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment (which suggests that he joined the regular army prior to the Great War). He landed in France on 11th March 1915 and, five weeks later, was killed in action on 18th April 1915 during the ‘Battle of Hill 60’.

Additional Information

Son of Mary Beacher, of Little Berkhamsted, Hertford.

Acknowledgments

Martin Cope, Jim Maynard