Robert Beattie , N Staffs Regt

1879 Oct 6 . Born Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

1881 census at Hartshill, Stoke Upon Trent

1891 census at 39, Rope Street, Stoke Upon Trent, Penkhull

1897 Aug 23 Attested to 4th Battalion N Staffs Regt. A "guilder" by trade

1907 Jul 15 Married Fanny Hall in Newcastle under Lyme.

1911 census A Married Colour Sergeant in North Stafford Regt in N W Frontier of India

1914 Jun Married Hilda Kate Cox in Litchfield, Staffs

1916 Lands in France

1917 Jun 27 Commissioned 2nd Lt

1918 Feb 20. N Staff R — 2nd Lt R Beattie is seed for serv under the Col Office (Kings African Rifles)

1918 Dec 27. Promoted to Lt. - N. Staff. R.—R. Beattie.

1919 Oct 13. Stationed at Keane Barracks, Curragh. Requests to retire and to have leave before retiring on "private matters"

1920 Aug 10 Joined ADRIC with service no 163. Posted Depot

1920 Sep 20. Promoted Platoon Commander

1920 Oct 27 Resigned from ADRIC at own request

1923 sails for Canada.

He writes a number of letters to War Office about his pension


1946 Nov 12 Arrives in England from Canada

1947 Jul 16 Leaves UK for Canada

1952 His last letter to War Office