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Richard Middleton "Dick" Beaumont

Richard Middleton "Dick" Beaumont


Beaumont, Richard Middleton, Franklin, Manitoba, formerly of Troutbeck, Westmorland, England. Occupation: farmer. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 475767, (McGill 1090), 3rd University Co. PPCLI, Attestation Papers. Diary References: “Left Beaumont’s. Came down to Franklin with Dick [Beaumont],” 1:31 Dec ’14; “Wrote Harry B[eaumont]., Dick B[eaumont]., Mrs. Pullman,” 1:11 Sep ‘15 ; “Received letter from Dick Beaumont,” 1:22 Sep ’15; “New draft came up tonight – only 38 of them. Dick Beaumont not among them,” 2:22 Jan ’16; “. Met Dick Beaumont. Moved out to Locre,” 2:19 Feb ’16; “Dick Beaumont and 3 others wounded by shrapnel. Wrote to his people relieving anxiety,” 2:24 Mar ’16; “Met Dick Beaumont. His wound has healed and he rejoined the regiment,” 2:19 Apr ’16; “Met Dick Beaumont. He was tickled to death to see me. He was on frontier guard and missed the battle,” 3:5 Jun ’16; “Went down to Aubigny to see Dick Beaumont. Had dinner together,” 4:15 Dec ’16, “See Dick [Beaumont] occasionally and interchange visits. He is trying to get me on his job,” 4:15 Jan 17; “Heard from Jean Irving that Dick Beaumont has been missing since … ,” 6:20 Nov-11 Dec ’17.

Date of Death: 30 September 1917. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Memorialised at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Ypres (now Ieper), West Flanders, Belgium. Memorial Reference: Panel 10.


Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium.


Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial