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George Beanland was the son of Charles Henry Beanland and Hannah Maria Baker, who married at Derby in 1880. They had nine children. These were; Joseph Arthur, born in 1881, Benjamin, born in 1883 (killed in action 4/4/1917), Louie, born in 1885, Hannah, born in 1888, Elizabeth Eleanor, born in 1890, Albert, born in 1891, Frank Baker, born in 1893, George Edward, born in 1895 and Stanley Baker, born in 1898. The first four children were born in Bradford, but the others were born in Nottingham. The family lived at 519 Rooley Lane, Bowling in Bradford, 34 Edwin Street, St. Ann's, Nottingham, 48 Hunger Hill Road, St. Ann's and 136 Dame Agnes Street, St Ann's. Charles Henry Beanland was a self-employed tailor who died in 1924. His wife died in Nottingham in 1915.
30 Apr 1917
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Second Lieutenant
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Second Lieutenant George Edward Beanland, served in the ranks of the Army Ordnance Corps before receiving his commission into the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment,) He landed in France on 15th August 1914. He as killed in action on 30th April 1917 and is buried in St Patricks Cemetery, Loos, grave reference I K 7
His brother Benjamin Beanland enlisted in Nottingham on 14/11/1916, and following training he was drafted to France on 26/02/1917. He was killed in action on 04/04/1917 at the start of the Battle of Arras. He is buried in Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy (grave ref IV.A.19). In memoriam notice published on 4th April 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BEANLAND. – In loving memory of our dear brother Private Ben Beanland, killed in action April 4th, 1917, also Second-Lieut. George. E. Beanland, killed in action April 30th. Brothers, your duty done. – Sisters, Nance, Cissie.” In memoriam published 4th April 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BEANLAND. – In loving memory of Pte. Ben Beanland, killed in action April 4th, 1917; also brother, Lieut. George Beanland, killed the same month. Ever in our thoughts. – Wife and children. “BEANLAND. – In loving memoriam of my dear son, Pte. Ben Beanland, Notts. and Derbys, killed in action April 4th, 1917. He did his duty. – From dad and family. “BEANLAND. – In affectionate remembrance of Pte. B. Beanland, killed April 4th, 1917, also Sec.-Lieut. G. C. Beanland, killed April 30th, 1917. Fond memories. – Cla and Nance.” Above in memoriam notice are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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