William Charles Beckett MC

1882 Dec 17. born Muskoka , Ontario, Canada (Army record). 1881 census shows his father was a farmer in Muskoka

1890 starts school in England at Whitchurch Free Grammar Boys School

1906 Married Madge Farringdon in Bolton

1911 census in England

1915 Jan 25. Enlists in Canadian Exp Force. His next of kin is his wife Madge Farrington Beckett at Tan Home Av, Montreal. He was a storekeeper

1915 Sep 15 Lands in France

1916 Sep 5. Shrops. L.I. The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (on prob.) (attd.): — William Charles Beckett.

1917 Jul 29. MC Gazetted. Temp. 2nd Lt. William Charles Beckett, attd. Shrops. L.I. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although severely wounded, he led a raid into the enemy's front line, and with great courage and determination remained until he had brought it to a successful issue, His presence had a great moral effect on his party.

1918 Mar 5. Shrops L.I Temp. 2nd Lt W C. Beckett, M C , to be temp. Lt.

1919 Jun 14 Demobbed 636 Chorley Rd, Bolton

1920 Sep 3. Joined ADRIC with service no 474. Posted to E Coy

1921 Jul 15 to 12 Aug on Leave

1921 Nov 11. Relinquishes his commission. K.S.L.I. Temp. Lts., and retain the rank of Lt.: — W. C. Beckett, M.C.

1922 Jan 19 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1939 Register He is a leathe salesman living in Wellingborough, with wife Madge (His dob is exact)

1942 died Wellingborough

1966 His widow Madge died in Wellingborough