Private Herbert Beaver, 22394

  • Batt - 2
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Section -
  • Date of Birth - 1887
  • Died - 23/04/1917
  • Age - 30

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of William Beaver a General Labourer, born 1853 in Oakham, Rutland and his wife Sarah A. a Dressmaker, born 1856 in Exton, Rutland. Herbert was born in 1887 in Oakham, Rutland, his siblings were Hannah, born 1877, Mary A., born 1879, Tom, born 1882, Annie M., born 1883, Florence, born 1885 and James W., born 1890, all his siblings were born in Oakham, Rutland, in April 1891 the family home was at Rotten Row, Cold Overton Road, Oakham Deanshold with Barleythorpe, Rutland. In March 1901 Herbert was residing in the family home at Northgate Street, Oakham, Rutland together with his parents and siblings, Tom, Annie, James W., Ernest A., born 1892, Cyril, born 1896, Sarah H., born 1898 and Janet E., born 1900, the latter four siblings were all born in Oakham, Rutland. In April 1911 Herbert was employed as a Farm Cowman and had been married for two years to Frances a German Seamer, born 1883 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, the family home was at 13, Canal Bank, Meadow Lane, Loughborough, Leicestershire. The War Diary for the previous day’s action shows the following casualties, officers killed 2nd Lt E. L. HALL M.C., 2nd Lt G. S. Hebden. Officers wounded, Capt P. H. CREAGH D.S.O. (did not quit), 2nd Lt J. R. WARREN, 2nd Lt H. J. GRANT-ANDERSON, 2nd Lt H. W. G. WESTLAKE M.C. and Lt U. H. E. SOWTER who afterwards died of wounds, other ranks 18 killed, 101 wounded. The War Diary for today records. At dawn A Coy patrolled to the front for 1 ½ miles. No sign of enemy. 8th Bde passed through followed by 19th and 21st Bde’s. At 12.00 noon 28th Bde marched and bivouacked near SAMARRA STATION arriving about 3.00pm. 8th Bde 1 ½ miles to our front finding picquet.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
  • Other Memorials - Loughborough Carillon, War Memorial Bell Tower
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Cause of death - KILLED IN ACTION
  • Burial Commemoration - Basra Mem., Iraq
  • Born - Oakham, Rutland
  • Enlisted - Market Harborough, Leics
  • Place of Residence - Great Oxenden, Northamptonshire, England

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