William John Beckett, East Surrey

1886 Jun 1. Born Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk

1891 census at at 42 Audley St, Great Yarmouth

1901 census in Wallsend

1911 census at Parsons Turbine Works, Wallsend (this is about 2kn from MIC and this is the most probable family as nothing else fits the clues)

1917 Feb 28 Landed in France

1917 Aug 10 Returns to UK

1918 Jan 30. The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (attd.). 30th Jan. 1918 : — East Surrey. William John Beckett

1921 Sep 1. E Surrey Regt. Temp 2nd Lt W J Beckett relinquishes his commission and retains the rank of 2nd Lt.

1921 Jun 1. Joined ADRIC with service no 2009. Posted to F Coy

1922 Jan 18. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Married in Gateshead to Edna Metcalfe (1900-1992), The MIC address is for his parents

1939 Register living with wife Edna at 65 Queen St , London where he is Reception Clerk. His dob is given as 16 Jun 1886

1973 . Died Ilkeston, Derbyshire . Correct dob.

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