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Leytonstone Essex
He was the son of Edward Goss and Ellen Beckett and the brother of Eva, Alfred, Jessie and Doris Beckett. In 1911 they lived at 7 Summers Terrace Arkwright Street Meadows Nottingham.
He was a cutter in 1911.
13 Sep 1917
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Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Nottingham Evening Post Roll of Honour 19/9/1917: 'In loving memory of Private William Arthur (Billy) Beckett Sherwood Foresters killed while on sentry duty abroad. Younger son of Mr and Mrs E G Beckett of Leicester. He ne'er had thought 'twould be his lot to bear arms 'gainst his fellow man in mortal strife: the call arose he answered did his share and for his country yielded up his life.' Nottingham Evening Post Roll of Honour 20/9/1917: 'Beckett. William Arthur (Billy) Beckett. Loved by all who knew him. - From his sorrowing sister Eva brother in law Sgt Major Mann (France) nephews Arthur and Walter.' Research by David Nunn
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