Sergeant 12540 John Beasley

9th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Died of Wounds: Second Battle of the Somme, France and Flanders 21st March 1918, aged 20

  • Buried: Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Grave ref. II C 6
  • Awarded: British War & Victory medals
  • Son of William and Mary Louisa Beasley [nee Congrave] – one of 10 children
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Dordon

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born 17 Apr 1897 and Baptised 16 May 1897 at Polesworth
  • Lived with his parents at Hall End, Polesworth [1901]
  • Lived with Grandparents, William and Mary Congrave, at 61 Long Street, Dordon [1911]
  • John would have been a Schoolboy in 1911 but is known to have become a miner
  • Enlisted at Rhayader, Wales on 14 May 1915

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