1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

John Beesley

Contributed by: Ann, on 2008-11-04

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First Name John
Surname Beesley
Year of Birth 1868
Year of Death 1915
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence Wigan, Lancashire

John's Story

This man enlisted over age and was promoted to Staff Serj on his appointment. He and his son enlisted together and his son, my grandfather survived. John died of wounds in France, the story was a group died or were wounded after being hit by a shell whilst working on a wagon.He was a self educated man holding the title of electrician and I am proud he did what he did.

Our light, our pride, called and did not shirk despite his advanced age.

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