An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- BEADON, BASIL HERBERT EDWARDS. Captain and Adjutant. 1/7th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born 11th January, 1887, at Longley Hall, Huddersfield. Son of Frederick W. Beadon (the Land Agent in Huddersfield of the Ramsden estate) and Elizabeth Eleanore Beadon. Educated at Almondbury Grammar School, Cheltenham College and Sedbergh Public School. He was brought up on the Ramsden Estate, then on the Duke of Buccleuch's Rugby estate and, finally, on Lord Hothfield's Skipton property, and then went to Mr Naylor-Leyland's Kerry's Montgomeryshire estate, as sub-agent. He returned to the Ramsden estates, as assistant to his father, in 1912. He had joined the Warwickshire Yeomanry in 1908, and, on leaving the county, passed into the 7th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, in July 1910, in which he was appointed Lieutenant on 18th July, 1913, and Captain and Adjutant on 21st November, 1914. Was a playing member of the Huddersfield Old Boys' Rugby Union Football Club. Married to Margaret, daughter of Mr Anthony Maynard, of Newton Hall, Durham. One daughter, Joan, born 1st February, 1915. Enlisted 11.8.1914. Killed at the Battle of Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, 1.8.1915, aged 27 years. Had only been in Gallipoli for one day when he was killed. According to a letter received by his father, he was wounded in the morning of the 10th August, 1915, but was able to remain in the fighting line throughout the day. In the evening he had just concluded a consultation with his Colonel and was turning to speak to another officer when he was shot by a sniper and killed instantly. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- Following her husband's death Mrs Beadon was granted a gratuity of £250 and an annual pension of £100. Their daughter was given a gratuity of £83 6s 8d and an annual pension of £24. Captain Beadon's will was written by Capel, Cure and Ball, solicitors, 6 Clements Inn, Strand, London, WC, on March 1st, 1915. The Executor was Anthony Charles Hutton Maynard and his estate was valued at £1, 042 19s 8d.
- ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Lowerhouses War Memorial; Almondbury Grammar School; Waterloo R.U.F.C. Roll; Almondbury War Memorial; Skipton War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission