Beat Frederick Pte 4455779

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Name Beat Frederick
Army number 4455779
Rank Private.
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age 25 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date known but almost certainly early May 1939, judging by his Regimental Number. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Posted to the 12th Battalion - probably 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940 and posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish. Posted to Brigade HQ 5/4/40. Served in Northern France with the B.E.F? Evacuated via Dunkirk? Served Iceland? Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION NW Europe 22/6/44, Serial No. 354. (First Normandy Casualty in the Battalion).
Company/Battery Brigade HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not known, but probably Rifleman.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Yes – reported wounded North West Europe 22/6/1944.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION/DIED of WOUNDS 22-Jun-44. Interred originally at Chousin. Map 7F/1 1/50,000 Reference 844.728 Re-buried 15/2/1945 in Grave III.L.14. Bayeux War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads WINDS OF HEAVEN BLOW GENTLY HERE WHERE MY DEAR ONE SLEEPS. LOVING WIFE DOROTHY
Home address Son of Hector and Edith Beat, Husband of Dorothy Beat, Gateshead.
Source table 1TS