Robert Harold Beckh

Name

Robert Harold Beckh

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

15/08/1916
22

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Second Lieutenant
East Yorkshire Regiment
12th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Marquillies Com. Cem. German Extn. Mem. 24
France

UK Memorials

Broxbourne Town Memorial
St Augustine’s Church Memorial, Broxbourne
Haileybury College Cloister Wall Memorial, Hertford Heath
Hoddesdon and Rye Park Town Memorial
St Catherine and St Paul’s Church Memorial, Hoddesdon
St Cuthbert's Rye Park Church Memo

Pre War

Born on 1 Jan 1894 in London son of Victor Ferdinand and Edith Maria (Ledward) Beckh of "Thele" Great Amwell, Herts. Educated at Haileybury College 1908-13 and Jesus College, Cambridge.

Wartime Service

He had spent just one year at Jesus College, Cambridge before volunteering with his very close friend from Prep School. Beckh spent most of 1915 training. He was sent to the front in Jun 1916 and was killed passing back through the enemy's wire with his 4-man patrol on the night of 15 Aug 1916.

Additional Information

Robert Beckh published a collection of poems "Swallows in Storm and Sunlight". An early poem expresses his disgust that, even in wartime, industrial unrest should afflict the Nation.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Karen Smith - Acting Director of External Relations www.haileybury.com/honour, Richard Barber