Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One

Beckett

Pte, George Wilson Beckett, 8th EYR, a former Reckitt's Worker had tried to join the army on the 27th February 1911. He was rejected twice by the Military, but joined up under the Derby scheme. He was killed at Ypres on the 13th June 1916, aged 21. His parents Ann and John Beckett lived at 214 Dansom Lane. A photo of him was printed in the Hull Daily Mail newspaper after news of his death

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