Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 9C.
He enlisted in London, and was formerly Private 391103 9th London Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 9 May 1915, and was presumed killed in action. Unfortunately, George’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about George in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 22 July 1916; a Death announcement in the issue dated 14 April 1917; and In Memoriams in the issues dated 29 June 1918 and 5 July 1919.
Son of George and Nellie (nee FOSKETT) BEAUMONT.
His parents married 22 October 1892 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey, Herts. George died 1922 in Bushey, Herts, aged 52, and was buried 15 June in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
George was born 1895 in Watford, and baptised 21 June 1895 at St Matthew’s, Oxhey. He resided in Watford, and was employed by the Watford Post Office.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Oxhey, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a Post Office messenger aged 15, he still lived in Oxhey, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit1st/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
Date of deathon or since 01/07/1916
Age at death21
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)