George Beaumont


George Beaumont
April 1895


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
1st/9th Bn.


1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals


Pier and Face 9 C.


>He has no Headstone. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing.

UK Memorials

Bushey Town Memorial, St Matthew’s Church Memorial, Oxhey, Wesleyan (Bushey & Oxhey Methodist) Church Memorial, Oxhey

Pre War

George Beaumont, born in Watford on 14th April 1895, was baptised on 21 June that year at St Matthew’s Church, Oxhey. He was the son of George Beaumont, an iron founder, and his wife, Nellie Beaumont (nee Foskett), who lived at 40 Capel Road, Oxhey. One of three sons. At the time of the 1911 census, George was 15 and listed as a Post Office messenger, living in Capel Road with his parents, his younger brother, Charles, and two boarders.

Wartime Service

He volunteered in November 1914 as Rifleman formerly 3777 then 391103 with /1st 9th London Regt. (Queen Victoria Rifles) and in the following May was drafted to the Western Front. While in this theatre of War he was involved in several important engagements, including the Battle of the Somme, in which he was killed on 1 July 1916.

He is remembered with honour on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. He is commemorated on the memorial at Bushey and Oxhey Methodist Church.  

Additional Information

The value of his effects were £5-9s-8d, Pay Owing and £7, War Gratuity which went to his father George Beaumont. His elder brother Harry was still serving in 1920. Information provided with kind permission of Bushey First World War Commemoration Project – Please visit His brother was still serving in 1920.


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