Beeman J N Lt MC 1st Middlesex Regiment

Beeman J N Pte Royal Fusiliers

Beeman J N Pte Royal Fusiliers Comm 1st Middlesex Regiment.  Photo taken on 19th Dec 1914. Photo copied and cropped from The Past on Glass at Sutton Archives.
Photographer David Knights-Whittome. Shared under the Creative Commons Non Commercial


Born 2nd Jun 1898  St Martins in the Fields, London. Parents Harry Neville and Kate Ellen Beeman.

Commissioned 2nd Lt Middlesex Regiment 7th Apr 1916

To France 16th Jun 1917

Killed In Action 29th Sep 1918 Age 20

Awarded Military Cross Gazette Date 11th Oct 1918

Gazette Number 30801, M.C., His majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of the following award in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the field: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to during an attack. He led his platoon with great dash and ability, and was about to capture a machine gun single-handed when it was blown to pieces by a shell. He secured his objective, and captured a machine gun and twelve prisoners. He did splendidly.

Buried Villers Hill British Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

Batstone E C Sapper 58044 Royal Engineers

Batstone E C Sapper 58044 Royal Engineers

Batstone Edmond Charles Sapper 58044 Royal Engineers

Of Chard

Source : The Vivid 10th Apr 1915

Born 18th Apr 1894 Chard, Somerset. Parents Robert and Emma Batstone

Enlisted 24th Nov 1914

To France 31st May 1915

Attained rank of L/Cpl 1st Oct 1916

Married Annie M Pilton Oct 1918

Discharged 13th Mar 1919

WW2 ARP Warden

Died 1st Nov 1957 Age 63

Batson A W Ord Seaman J/19683 HMS Inflexible Royal Navy

Batson A W Ord Seaman HMS Inflexible Royal Navy

Batson A W Ord Seaman J/19683 HMS Inflexible Royal Navy

Of Tooting

Source : The Vivid 6th Mar 1915

Born 21st Nov 1896

Address 57 Kenlor Road, Tooting S W

Enlisted in navy 12th Aug 1912 Aged 15 HMS Impregnable

On outbreak of war aboard HMS Inflexible

Killed in an explosion aboard HMS Ettrick 7th Jul 1917

Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial

Batchelor W Pte DCM 200200 4th Wiltshire Regiment

Batchelor W Pte 4th Wiltshire Regiment

Batchelor William Pte DCM 200200 4th Wiltshire Regiment

Of Devizes

Source : The Vivid 17th Apr 1915

Born 5th Oct 1895. Son of Florence Batchelor.

DCM Citation

200200 Cpl. (A./Sjt.) W. BATCHELOR 1/4th Bn. Wilts R. T.F. (Devizes) (EGYPT)

During the attack on Et. Tiren on the 10th September 1918, he displayed great skill in handling his platoon, and when all the officers of the company were wounded he took command of half of the company, and continued to lead the men forward. When the commanding officer was wounded, he went to his assistance, and, although subject to machine-gun and rifle fire, he managed to get him under cover. (25.2.20)

Medal of “La Solidaridad”, 3rd Class (with Rosette). Conferred by the Government of the Republic of Panama. Gazette Date 13 Feb 1920.

Attained the rank of Acting Sergeant

Discharged from the army 19th Apr 1919 with a dislocated cartilage

Address 12 Deramore Row, Commercial Road, Devizes.

Married Mabel Legg Jul 1919

Died Jan 1973. Age 77

Bastable L Pte 8870 11th Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Bastable L Pte 2nd Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Bastable Leonard Pte 8870 11th Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

Of Halesowen.

Source : The Vivid 27th Feb 1915

Born in 1893 in Halesowen. Parents Joshua and Caroline Bastable.

To France 31st July 1915

Killed In Action 16th Jul 1916

Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial, Picardie, France.

Bass A J Pte 1830 11th Middlesex Regiment

Bass A J Pte 11th Middlesex Regiment

Bass Albert J Pte 1830 11th Middlesex Regiment trans to 8th East Surrey Regiment (28358)

Of Harrow

Source : The Vivid 6th Feb 1915

To France 31st May 1915

Attained rank of Acting Sergeant

Wounded. Report date 22nd Nov 1916.

Wounded. Report date 23rd Sep 1918

Discharged 28th Jan 1919

Bartlett A Tpr 5768 1st (Kings Royal) Dragoons

Bartlett A Tpr Kings Royal Dragoons

Bartlett Albert Edward Tpr 5768 1st (Kings Royal) Dragoons

Of Camberwell

Source : The Vivid 17th Apr 1915

Born 8th Dec 1893. Parents Albert and Mary Ellen Bartlett.

Enlisted 21st Mar 1911 Age 18.

To France 8th Oct 1914

Mentioned in despatches 17th Feb 1915.  Gazette No. 29072

Awarded Medal of St George 3rd Class 25th Aug 1915. Award received from Imperial Russia.

Wounded 25th Jun 1917. Gunshot wound left leg. Fractured tibia.

Transferred from 6th Cavalry Field Ambulance. To No.34 Casualty Clearing Station.

Gen Hospital Havre 3rd Jul 1917. Hospital Ship Panama.

Admitted Fulham Military Hospital, St Dunstan’s Road, Hammersmith 9th Jul 1917

Discharged from army 5th Jun 1918 No longer physically fit for war service.

Awarded Silver War Badge No 445997

Married Sarah Rowland 4th Jun 1921.

Died 17th Jan 1977. Age 83

Barrow T W Pte 4645 2nd Scots Guards

Barrow T Pte 2nd Scots Guards

Barrow Thomas William Pte 4645 2nd Scots Guards

Of Leytonstone

Source : The Vivid 3rd Apr 1915

Born 1st Apr 1889.

Enlisted in Scots Guards 1st Nov 1902

Married Elizabeth Henrietta Kemp on 25th Dec 1908 at Leytonstone, Essex.

Transferred to Army Reserve 31st Oct 1910

Mobilised 7th Aug 1914

To France 7th Oct 1914

Reported to Be Prisoner Of War 19th Nov 1914

Princess Mary’s Gift Box POW list, 1914. Address 4 Chandos Road, Stratford, London.

Released Prisoner of War from Germany, arrived in England . Report date 8th Feb 1919.

1939 Register – Address 2 Chandos Road, West Ham, Essex. Occupation : Signal Telegraphy LNER

Died Oct 1948 Age 59.

Barrett J M Pte 9534 1st Rifle Brigade

Barrett J Pte Rifle Brigade

Barrett Joseph M Pte 9534 1st Rifle Brigade

Of Bridgwater, Prisoner Of War

Source : The Vivid 20th Feb 1915

Born 22nd Feb 1883 Cannington Somerset Parents Hugh and Louisa Barrett

Enlisted 21st Sep 1900 Age 18 in 41st Foot (The Welsh Regiment)

Married Florence Annie Lomus 3rd Aug 1908

To France 23rd Aug 1914

Taken Prisoner Of War 26th Aug 1914

Address recorded on Princess Mary’s Gift Box POW list, 1914 – High Street, Cannington, Bridgewater, Somerset.

1939 Register Address : 6 Gurney Street Cannington, Somerset. Occupation : Road And Quarryman

Died Jul 1947 Age 64