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George Digby BESWICK

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Surname: BESWICK

Forename(s): George Digby

Place of Birth: Middleham, Yorkshire

Service No: 3940

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 1/4th Battalion

Division: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1916-02-14

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. K. 11.

CWGC Cemetery: RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: MIDDLEHAM, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

George Digby Beswick was the son of Henry and Isabel Beswick, née Brown. Henry was born at Bird Ridding and Isabel at Middleham, Yorkshire. Isabel died in 1899. George was the cousin of Pioneer Henry Beswick (224934) (q.v.).

1901 Melmerby, Yorkshire Census: George Beswick, aged 6 years, born Middleham, Yorkshire. [George and his father Henry, a widower, along with George's elder brother Charles were living with Henry's parents, Samuel C. and Edith Beswick.]

1911 Masham, Yorkshire Census: Market Place - George Digby Beswick, aged 16 years, born Middleham, Yorkshire. [George was employed by William Redfern Finlayson, House Painter.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte George Digby Beswick, 3940, 4th Yorkshire Regiment. Theatre of War: (1) France. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 2 October 1915.

For additional information see: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004, ISBN 1 898941 91 2).

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Private George Digby BESWICK

Private George Digby BESWICK

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: BESWICK

Forename(s): George Digby

Born:

Residence:

Enlisted: Masham, Yorks

Number: 3940

Rank: Private

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 4th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 14/02/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: BESWICK

Forename(s): D.

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 3940

Rank: Private

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own)

Unit: 4th Battalion

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 1916-02-14

Additional Information:

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Private George Digby Beswick

Private George Digby Beswick

Courtesy of Christina McDowell

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Information on back of photograph of Private George Digby Beswick

Courtesy of Christina McDowell

Isabel Beswick, née Brown, the mother of Private George Digby Beswick

Isabel Beswick, née Brown, the mother of Private George Digby Beswick

Courtesy of Christina McDowell

Henry Beswick, the father of Private George Digby Beswick

Henry Beswick, the father of Private George Digby Beswick

Courtesy of Christina McDowell

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