Battalion Northern Signal Coy
Regiment Royal Engineers
John Beecroft Beaumont was born in Pudsey on the 22nd June 1888, the elder son of James and Annie (nee Beecroft) Beaumont.
John studied as a solicitor and from 1911 to 1913 was a member of the Officer Training Corps at the University of Leeds.
John was mobilised in August 1914 as a 2nd Lieut. in the Northern Signal Companies, Royal Engineers. In June 1916 he was promoted to Lieutenant. He served in Egypt, Palestine and Syria in 5 Signal Section.
John's brother Harold also served in The Great War
After the war, John joined his father's law firm at Beaumont & Son, 21 Bond St, Leeds.
John's Banns of Marriage were read at Collingham on the 20th and 27th March and the 3rd April 1921 and he married Muriel Darbyshire in 1921.
1911 Census. The National Archives. Class RG14 Piece 25962
The Collingham Parish Magazine Dec 1914, Jan 1915, & Feb 1915
First World War Medal Index Cards. The National Archives (WO372).
First World War Medal Index Rolls. The National Archives (WO329).
First World War Officer's Service Records WO339/24696 The National Archives.
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