BEAZER Archibald Harold
Regiment : 7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : A0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds on 21st April 1919
Buried : Lower Mitton (St. Michael) Churchyard, Worcestershire, England, Grave A. 12. 408.
Memorial : Stourport Loyal Stanley Baldwin Lodge of Oddfellows
Also appears on : Stourport War Memorial with the information: Lieutenant. Stourport High School formerly in Stourport Boys School. Kidderminster King Charles 1st School now in Kidderminster Register Office.
Credits : Researched by Adrian Carter.
Additional information on the memorial: Lieutenant
Archibald was the eldest son of the late Mr. B. and Mrs Elizabeth Mary Beazer, 29 High Street, Stourport. He was born on 3rd February 1893 at Balsall Heath and educated at Hartlebury Grammar School, Kidderminster Grammar School and Lawrence’s College. Employed as a tailor and outfitter when attested at Stourbridge on the 10th December 1915, he was mobilised on the 27th March 1916, joining the Worcestershire Territorials. On 22nd August 1916 he was appointed Lance Corporal and transferred to 1st/7th Worcestershire Battalion on 1st September, serving in the signal section. On 10th August 1917 Archibald joined No 8 Officer Cadet Battalion at Lichfield and was commissioned into the 10th Worcestershire Battalion on 28th November 1917. He received a gunshot wound to the left thigh on 30th May 1918. He sailed from Le Havre on 12th September, arriving at Southampton the following day. He was laid up in hospital for twelve months and died at the 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, from the effects of the wound and pneumonia. He was buried with full military honours by the Stourport platoon of 1st Worcesters led by Lieutenant A.P. Capel-Loft.
Source for additional information: Kidderminster Times, 3rd May 1919.
Archibald Harold Beazer appears on the Absent Voters List for Stourport 1918.