Private 35094 Frederick Edward Beedle

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Killed in Action on Friday, 14th September 1917, age 26.
Buried in Grave I. L. 23. at Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-Le-Preux, Pas De Calais, France.

5th Bn., Royal Berkshire Regiment. 35th Brigade of 12th Division.

Son of Mr Thomas Beedle, and the late Mrs Louie Beedle.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Birmingham, Resident: Unknown.

First landed France & Flanders, post 31st December 1915.
Medal entitlement: British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/28530/

Genealogical Data

Birth of Edward Beedle registered December quarter 1890 at Dudley.

1901 Census
35 Horseley Heath, Tipton, Staffs.
Thomas Beedle (41, Funeral Undertaker, born Sedgley), his wife Louie Eliza (39, born Dudley), and their 8 children: Lilly M. (17, born Tipton), Nellie (14, born Tipton), William J. (12, born Tipton), Frederick E. (10, born Tipton), Sidney (8, born Tipton), Gertrude M. (4, born Tipton), Elsie (2, born Tipton) and Florrie (6 months, born Tipton).

In 1904 Frederick's mother, Louie Eliza, died in Lancashire. In 1911 his father, Thomas, was a Yeast Salesman living in Ardwick, Manchester with four of his children. Thomas was living in Dudley with relatives.

1911 Census
35 Shedden Street, Dudley, Worcs.
Edward Frederick Beedle (20, Bread Baker at the Co-operative Society, born Tipton) living in the household of his Uncle and Aunt, Frank Fryer (38, Gas Fitter, born Dudley) and Emma Fryer (36, born Dudley).

Personal Data

None Available.

Action resulting in his death

Between 17th May and 19th October 1917, the 12th (Eastern) Division, including the 5th Royal Berkshires, held positions east of Monchy le Preux. They mounted several raids and small scale attacks and beating off some made against them, notably in the area of Hook Trench, Pick Avenue and Tites Copse. Frequently manual work was the order of the day, as the position was of shell holes and disconnected parts of trenches, with few dugouts and no communications.

War Diary for 14th September:
'B' Company relieved 'A' Company. Casualties :- 1 Other Rank Killed, 5 Other Ranks wounded.
This "Other Rank" was Frederick Beedle, he is buried at Monchy British Cemetery at Monchy-le-Preux.

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