BEALES, Frederick Charles

Lieutenant, Frederick Charles BEALES
Aged 24

4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Killed in Action on Monday, 4th November 1918

Frederick Charles Beales was born in 1894 in Bardwell (Thingoe Q3-1894 4A:735), son of Charles and Isabella BEALES (née KELLY). His parents married in Omagh, Ireland in 189, presumably when his father was a soldier.

1901 census...Aged 6, he was at Hill Cottages, Bardwell with his father Charles BEALES [48] farm labourer born Bardwell; his mother Isabella [34] born Co.Tyrone, Ireland; brother Albert J.[12] and sister Ethel J [9] both born in Co.Tyrone, Ireland; and sister Florence M.[4] born Bardwell.

1911 census...Aged 16, a baker's assistant, was at Bardwell with his widower father (now recorded as Army pensioner); sisters Ethel, Florence and Edith [7] born Bardwell. His mother had died in 1904.

From the "History of the Lincolnshire Regiment 1914-1918 - MAJOR-GENERAL C. R. SIMPSON, C.B.

"The 8th Lincolnshires, as a whole, were not engaged with the enemy on the 4th of November. The 63rd Brigade was relieved by the 11th Brigade on the night of the 3rd /4th, though the former kept outposts out until zero hour (5.30 a.m.) on the 4th. The brigade then withdrew to cellars in Ghissignies and shelters on the eastern edges of Saleches. The 8th Battalion lost in the operations of the 4th 2nd Lieutenant F.C. Beales (4th Battalion) and five other ranks killed : 2nd Lieutenants Hyde and Fox and eight other ranks wounded and two other ranks missing - their last casualties in the Great War.

photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Frederick Beales is buried in Ghissignies British Cemetery, grave A:20

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