Project Description

SAMUEL DENT BEESON 1899–1962

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Born 4th May 1899 in Glossop, Derbyshire

Married Ellen Morris Oct-Dec 1927, Basford District, Nottingham

Died 3rd July 1962

1901 Census

Living on the High Street, Glossop, with father Samuel, a grocer/manager, mother Harriet, elder sister Annie E., 4, and brother Thomas, 6 months.

1911 Census

Age 11, living on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent with mother Harriet, a widow, who was a shopkeeper, and younger siblings Thomas Redvers Beeson 10, Dorothy Helen 7 and Fred Green Beeson.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 137545

Military Unit: Machine Gun Corps

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed, served abroad

Demobilised 21.12.19

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Other Information:

Railway Employment records Oct 31st 1939:
Employed by London North Eastern Railway as a signalman, working at Stockport junction box, Guide Bridge. Commenced employment on 10.3.15.

Address at date of death: 6 Parkdale Avenue, Audenshaw, Lancs.

Survived by his wife, Ellen.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: Living with mother Harriett.

From the 1939 Register

Address: Audenshaw, Lancashire

Occupation:  signalman, railway company

Household: living with wife Ellen born 3.10.1899

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent with mother and siblings, attended school in the village.