Saturday, 7 June 2014

Arthur Beaumont 1892 - 1918

Arthur Beaumont's Medal Index Card (from Ancestry)
Q2 1892 Silkstone

Son of:
Walter b.1869 Hoylandswaine, d. November 1935 Silkstone
1911: Walter was a Greengrocer in High Street, Silkstone
married Q1 1892 to
Alice (nee Holmes) b.1873 in Silkstone, d. 1949 Silkstone

Position in family:
The eldest of 4 children
1. Arthur b. 1892 WW1 DIED

2. Mary Lydia b.1894 Silkstone
3. Clara b.1896 Silkstone
4. Hilda b.1899 Silkstone

Home address, age and occupation:
1901: High Street, Silkstone, aged 8
1911: High Street, Silkstone, aged 18, Colliery Trammer underground


Military Service:
Enlisted: 11 September 1914
Regiment and Battalion: 13th Btn York and Lancaster
Service number and rank: 13/135 Private
Discharged: 11 January 1917 being 'No longer physically fit for war service'
Awards: Victory Medal and British War Medal

21 November 1918 age 22
Buried at: Silkstone All Saints

Grave Reference: to South-east of church
Arthur Beaumont's Gravestone in Silkstone Churchyard

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of Walter and Alice Beaumont, of Silkstone.


Silkstone War Memorial
Silkstone All Saints, British Legion Memorial Plaque

The family lived next-door to George Padgett who was also a war casualty.

With special thanks to late Rosemary Lee of the Roggins Local History Group, and Heritage Silkstone who hold Rosemary's archive of research into the men remembered on Silkstone War Memorial.

Additional research by Pete Schofield

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