William Beckerleg

William Beckerleg

Birth 01-May-1888 Death 18th Oct 1915 Pte.
Border Regiment
Service #1024

Personal Details

Place of Birth Cleator Moor
Residence at Enlistment
Residence (Roll of Honour)
Residence 1911 Census 12 Barkers Row, Frizington
School(s) Attended
Religion/Church Attended C of E
Organisation Membership
Employment/Trade Collier
Place of Work Oaklands Colliery, Pica
Family (Parents and Grandparents) William James and Elizabeth Beckerleg. (nee Rogers)
Siblings Thomas Henry (half brother) Annie, Ellen Jane
Wife's Name and Maiden Name
Remarriage of Widow
Children's Christian Name(s)
Family Connection to Roll of Honour


The 1914 Star
The 1914 Star
The Victory Medal
The Victory Medal
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The British War Medal, 1914-18

Military Details

Regiment at Enlistment Border Regiment
Battalion at Enlistment 5th
Rank at Enlistment Pte.
Naval Vessels Served
Service Number at Enlistment 1024
Date of Enlistment 29-Jun-1909
Place of Enlistment Frizington
Other Regiment
Other Battalion
Other Rank
Date of Transfer to other Regiment
Service Facts
Battalion Diary or Nautical Facts

Death and Memorial Details

Age at Death 28
Date of Death 18th Oct 1915
Regiment at Death Border Regiment
Battalion/Vessel at Death 5th
Rank at Death Pte
Circumstances of Death Killed in Action
Service Number at Death 1024
Field of Action at Death France
Place of Death Armentiers
Battle at Death
Grave/Memorial Image No image.
Grave Position I. A. 2.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/280828/beckerleg,-william-thomas/
Grave/Memorial Country France
Private Memorial Frizington War Memorial


Notes previously suffered GSW to shin prior to death. Served 6 years 140 days. Shortly before his death he wasgassed and invalided home but volunteered for the front where he was blown up by a german shell at 11 am, being killed instantly
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