Private Alfred Beck, 241691

  • Batt - 1/5
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Section -
  • Date of Birth - 1892
  • Died - 08/06/1917
  • Age - 26

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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 Arthur Beck a Bricklayers Labourer, born 1859 in Loughborough, Leicestershire and his wife Mary, born 1856 in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire. Alfred was born in 1892 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, he had one sibling a sister, Mary A., born 1895 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, in March 1901 the family home was at 8, Wards End, New Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, this being within the Ecclesiastical Parish of Emmanuel. In April 1911 Alfred was employed as a Brickyard Tile Maker and was residing in the family home at 7 & 8, New Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire together with his parents and married sister Lily Stephens, born 1888 in Loughborough, Leicestershire. The War Diary for today records. TRENCHES. Assembled for attack at 5.00pm. At 8.30pm attacked FOSSE 3 with C Coy on the right, B Coy on the left, D Coy in support and A Co carrying. The left Coy was held up and lost all its officers, Captain WYNNE killed, 2nd Lt FARRAR killed, 2nd Lt NELSON wounded. The right Coy went right through killing about 80 of the enemy, taking about 8 prisoners and destroying 3 machine guns and 2 trench mortars. Our casualties 5 officers and 91 other ranks.

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 - Arras Mem., Pas De Calais, France
  • Born - Loughborough, Leics
  • Enlisted - Loughborough, Leics
  • Place of Residence - 33 Wood Gate, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England

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