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Forename(s): George Digby
Place of Birth: Middleham, Yorkshire
Service No: 3940
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/4th Battalion
Division: 50th (Northumbrian) Division
Date of Death: 1916-02-14
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. K. 11.
CWGC Cemetery: RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: MIDDLEHAM, YORKSHIRE
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
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private George Digby BESWICK
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 50th (Northumbrian) Division
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