He was born in 1864 on Portsea Island, Hampshire and, as a young man, joined the navy. He was at sea at the time of the 1881 census, when he was 17, and again in 1901 at the age of 37. In 1910, he married May Holland Morris.
Arthur Reginald George Beal was the Fleet Paymaster (equivalent in rank to a Commander) for HMS Goliath, a Royal Navy vessel lost when it was torpedoed by a Turkish destroyer in the Dardanelles.
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