John Arthur BECKETT

Male 1886 - 1917  (31 years)


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  • Name John Arthur BECKETT 
    Born 1886  Bedford, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Upholsterer 
    Residence 1901  5, peel street, bedford. bedfordshire. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1911  10 Douglas Rd, Surbiton, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 31 Dec 1917  Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I05933  Derbyshire Hills
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2018 

    Father John BECKETT,   b. 1850, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah ann BONFIELD,   b. 1860, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1884  Bedford, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0777  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie Maria HILL,   b. 1886, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1912  Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. john j h BECKETT,   b. Private, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     2. eileen j BECKETT,   b. Private, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    Family ID F0512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 22674 sergeant john arthur beckett 17th b/n sherwood foresters killed 31/12/1917 belgium.

      FOR THE FALLEN

      With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
      England mourns for her dead across the sea.
      Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
      Fallen in the cause of the free.

      Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
      Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
      There is music in the midst of desolation
      And a glory that shines upon our tears.

      They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
      Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
      They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
      They fell with their faces to the foe.

      They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
      Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
      At the going down of the sun and in the morning
      We will remember them.

      They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
      They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
      They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
      They sleep beyond England's foam.

      But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
      Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
      To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
      As the stars are known to the Night;

      As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
      Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
      As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
      To the end, to the end, they remain.


      laurence binyon


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