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 Descendants of Henry Beckwith

Generation No. 1

1.  HENRY1 BECKWITH.

Child of HENRY BECKWITH is:

2.                i.       FREDERICK2 BECKWITH, b. 1859, Romford Rd, Essex; d. 4 March 1939, Central Home, Leytonstone, Essex.

Generation No. 2

2.  FREDERICK2 BECKWITH (HENRY1) was born 1859 in Romford Rd, Essex, and died 4 March 1939 in Central Home, Leytonstone, Essex.  He married SELINA WOOLF 1 May 1882 in Register Office, West Ham, Essex, daughter of ROBERT WOOLF and ANN JOHNSON.

Notes for FREDERICK BECKWITH: 

Children of FREDERICK BECKWITH and SELINA WOOLF are:

                   i.       JENNIE3 BECKWITH, b. Abt. 1887; d. 20 January 1890, 2 Hesketh Road, Wanstead, Leyton, Essex.

3.               ii.       ADA BECKWITH, b. 3 July 1890, 16 Brownlow Road, Forest Gate, West Ham, London, England; d. 24 January 1972, Peterborough, England.

                 iii.       JESSIE BECKWITH, b. 10 December 1893, 5 Brownlow Road, Forest Gate, Essex.

                 iv.       FREDERICK WILLIAM BECKWITH, b. 1898, Forest Gate, Essex.

                  v.       ROBERT HENRY BECKWITH, b. Abt. 1903.

Generation No. 3

3.  ADA3 BECKWITH (FREDERICK2, HENRY1) was born 3 July 1890 in 16 Brownlow Road, Forest Gate, West Ham, London, England, and died 24 January 1972 in Peterborough, England.  She married ALFRED GASCOYNE 3 March 1913 in Register Office, West Ham, Essex, England, son of HARRY GASCOYNE and ANNIE MCCARTHY.

Notes for ADA BECKWITH:

Place of residence in 1913 on Marriage Certificate states 222 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, West Ham, Essex.

Notes for ALFRED GASCOYNE:

He worked in his fathers shop in Forest Gate.

Alfred joined the Essex Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner(serial number RGA(TF)1787) on 8 May 1915 at Stratford and was discharged on 11 April 1919 after 3 years ans 339 days of service. Pay address 75 Vansittart Road, Forest Gate, London.  Entitled to wear Blue Chevron and one wound stripe on his uniform.

Children of ADA BECKWITH and ALFRED GASCOYNE are:

                   i.       ALFRED HARRY ROBERT4 GASCOYNE, b. Abt. 1914, London; d. 16 December 1929, RN Hospital, Haslar, Portsmouth, England.

                  ii.       FREDERICK WILLIAM GASCOYNE, b. 18 December 1915, Forest Gate, London, Engalnd; d. 29 November 1992, Peterborough District Hospital, Peterborough, England; m. ELIZABETH MARGARET WARDLEY, 11 June 1943, St. Martins, Jhansi, India.

Notes for FREDERICK WILLIAM GASCOYNE:

Regular Army Certificate of Service shows the following:

Service with the Colours showing Transfers, if any, to other Corps.

Corps          Country       From       To       Length of Service

Northamptons       Home       4.6.34       22.10.36       2yrs 141 days

Northamptons       India       23.10.36       7.6.45       8yrs 228 days

Northamptons       Home       8.6.45       5.1.46       212 days

Northamptons       Home       6.1.46       10.5.46       125 days

Northamptons       Home       1.6.46       5.10.46       127 days

Northamptons       N.W.E.       6.10.46       27.1.48       1 yr 114 days

Northamptons       B.T.A.       28.1.48       21.11.49       1 yr 298 days

Northamptons       BETFOR       22.11.49       16.9.52       2 yrs 299 days

Northamptons       BAOR       17.9.52       24.3.54       1 yr 189 days

Northamptons       Home       25.3.54       10.9.54       170 days

                                Total       20 yrs 78 days

 

BETFOR - British Element Trieste Forces

BAOR - British Army On the Rhine

 

Date of discharge - 10 September 1954

Rank on Discharge - WOII

Cause of discharge - for the purpose of being discharged to a commission. 

Civilian Trade on Enlistment - Printer

Classes of Instructions & Courses, Active Service Abroad, Medals etc.

Active Service Abroad/Theatres - India, N.W.E., BETFOR, BAOR

Medals, clasps & decorations - Defence Medal, I.G.S. Medal with clasp (1936/37 N.W.F & 1937/39 N.W.F.), War Medal 1939/45, Coronation Medal 1953, L.S & G.C Medal.

Occupation and place of residence listed on Death Certificate as Major Royal Anglian Regiment (Retired) of 55 Lea Gardens, Peterborough. Death certified By G. French MB.

Notes for ELIZABETH MARGARET WARDLEY:

Godparent - Stella Cotter.

                 iii.       ARTHUR CHARLES GASCOYNE m. CHRISTINE DORIS PARRY

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