George Beaumont

Name

George Beaumont
April 1895

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

01/07/1916

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Rifleman
3777
London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
1st/9th Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 9 C.
France

Headstone

>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 www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk. His brother was still serving in 1920.

Acknowledgments

Stuart Osborne
Dianne Payne - www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk, Jonty Wild