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Name: Edgar Ernest BECK
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: E E Service No.: 24/1304
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Nenthead, Cumberland. Age at Death: 37
Unit: 24th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (1st Tyneside Irish).
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Cumberland.
Place of Residence: Newburn on Tyne, Northumberland.
Home Address: 19 Norman Terrace, Bridge End, Newburn on Tyne, Northumberland.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery (former lead and tin miner in Cumberland).
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Saturday 1st July 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. Battle of Albert, 1st 13th July 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham Clara Vale Colliery Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Social Club, Roll of Honour, Cross House, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Memorial reference Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of Matthew and Mary A Beck of Alston, Cumberland. Husband of Dorothy Ann Beck, of 19 Norman Terrace, Bridge End, Newburn on Tyne, Northumberland and later of 4 Primrose Hill, Yewfield, Willington, Co. Durham. Brothers: Joseph E, Robert, and George. Sisters: Elizabeth, Mary J, and Hannah.
Notes : Member of Ryton Social Club, Cross House, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. In 1901 Edgar was working as a farm servant in Cumberland.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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