Beasley, R C
Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.
He enlisted in Hertford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 July 1915, and was killed in action during a partially successful attack across the Paddebeek near Passchendaele. Unfortunately, Richard’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about Richard in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 11 AUgust 1917.
Son of Elizabeth Ann (nee BISHOP) BEASLEY of Northchurch, Herts, and the late Vincent BEASLEY.
His parents married 8 February 1880 in Blewberry, Berks. Vincent died 1914 in the Hemel Hempstead, Herts, district aged 58; Elizabeth died 1931 in the Berkhamsted, Herts, district aged 71.
Richard was born 1893 in West Hagbourn, Berks, and resided in Northchurch.
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Northchurch, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a butcher aged 18, he still lived in Northchurch, with his parents and three siblings.
Date of death30/10/1917
Age at death23
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)