Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
John Herbert Percy Beaman was the son of George Beaman, master butcher, and his wife, Annie Elizabeth. He was born at 46 High Street - the shop still occupied by Beamans Butchers. He was educated at Bridgnorth Grammar School.
John appears to have enlisted in January 1917. He served in the Royal Army Service Corps (VI Corps Mechanical Transport) and died of wounds at the 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Doullens, on 28th May, 1918 during the German Spring Advance. He is buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension no. 2.
Private Beaman, 255908, was awarded the Victory and British Medals. His death was recorded in the Bridgnorth Journal on 1st June, 1918.
DIED FROM WOUNDS [Bridgnorth Journal, Saturday 1st June, 1918] On Thursday last Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Beaman, of High Street and Rock Cottage, Bridgnorth, received by telegram the official intimation the their eldest son, Private J. H. Percy Beaman, A.S.C., died on May 28th from wounds caused by piece of a shell.
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