Bernard Charles Beaver
Contributed by: Shane Beaver, on 2008-11-11
|First Name||Bernard Charles|
|Year of Birth||1895|
|Year of Death||1918|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Oakham, Rutland|
Bernard Charles's Story
Born at Oakham, Rutland, on February 1, 1895, he was employed as a tailors cutter as a teenager. Moving to Gravesend in Kent, he joined the Army in October 1915 with the City of London Yeomanry. Receiving the number 62365, he later moved to the 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, where he became a Lewis machine-gunner. He took part in the Irish Rebellion of 1916, the Battle of Cambrai (Nov-Dec 1917), the Battles on the Somme (March 1918), the Battle of Arras (Mar 28, 1918) and others before he was killed in action at Morlancourt, France (Battle of Amiens) on August 8, 1918. He is buried at Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, France. He was unmarried. Another kinsman not forgotten.