Soldier – Beckett H. – Soldiers Death (picture)

July 1941

Mexborough & Swinton Times, July 19

Soldiers Death

Mrs. H. Beckett, of 10, Ellershaw Lane, Conisborough, has received two letters this week reporting that hope must now be abandoned for her husband, Gunner H. Beckett who was reported missing from May 29th last year.

The letters came from the Records Office and from his C.O.  Gunner Beckett was a Territorial before the war, and was called up on the outbreak of hostilities.

He formerly worked at Edlington Colliery, and leaves a five year old daughter.

From C.W.G.C.:

Service Number: 4688997
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Artillery

H.Q. 53 L.A.A. Regt.

Date of Death: Died Between 29 May 1940 and 30 May 1940

Age: 30 years old

Buried or commemorated at DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Column 10, France

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Additional Info:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas Beckett; husband of Maud Beckett, of Conisbrough, Yorkshire.