William Arthur Beesley (MM)

Name

William Arthur Beesley (MM)

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

22/12/1917
23

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
201122
Bedfordshire Regiment
1st/5th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched
Military Medal

Cemetery/Memorial

RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
C. 24.
Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)

UK Memorials

Not on the Oxhey memorials

Pre War

William was born in Bushey in Hertfordshire and lived in and enlisted from Watford in September 1914.

Wartime Service

He originally served in the 1st Battalion of the Bedfords in France during 1915 until he was wounded and returned to England to recover. After returning to the Front, William was killed in action on during a bayonet charge

Additional Information

Son of Edward and Lydia Hannah Beesley, of 79, Princes Avenue, Watford. Also see ‘Additional Information’ provided with kind permission of Bushey First World War Commemoration Project – Please visit www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk.

Acknowledgments

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